Discuss today’s issues in a safe, moderated environment via Zoom. A short background article will be emailed to participants after registration. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to registrants one day before the program. Registrations open at 2:00pm Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
What is media literacy? Why is it important? Who is it important for? What’s the difference between media literacy and digital literacy? Get the answers to these questions and more when you join us on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. on the WebEx platform for the fourth session of […]
This is a one-hour class designed to improve your understanding of media environments and how misinformation or fake news can spread through social media. This class will inform patrons about best practices for identifying fake news on social media and share resources and tips for research. You will receive an […]
New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower discusses the presidency and presidential inaugurations for this special event. An expert in White House history and the presidency, her most recent books are “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump” and children’s book “Exploring the White House: […]
World War II was the first war in history to receive almost continuous coverage on radio. This presentation examines how radio rose to the challenge of life during wartime, with sound clips from news broadcasts, presidential speeches, entertainment shows, programs designed to boost morale (both at home and among the […]
Description Disinformation and Digital Citizenship: Disinformation and the First Amendment. We read/watch 3-4 articles/videos about balancing free speech and freedom of the press with the onslaught of disinformation. Guest TBA. Register HERE. Readings and/or videos will be emailed to participants 4-7 days before the class. Disinformation and Digital Citizenship is a […]
In the past five decades, the media and its influential effect on the masses have increased exponentially. Initially, the news and media channels were limited to the telegraph, but technological inventions then found many channels to spread the news to the masses such as the radio, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, and […]
At a time when journalism’s role in political life has never been more critical, the legendary Washington Post editor surveys his 40-plus years searching for the truth at one of the nation’s major newspapers. From 1964 to 2008, Leonard Downie worked at The Washington Post as everything from an intern to a foreign correspondent to […]