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 […]
Voters Guide for the November 3, 2020 general election, with information about candidates for local and federal offices.
This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. Ghosting the News tells the most troubling media story of our time: How democracy suffers when local news dies. From 2004 to 2015, 1,800 print newspaper outlets closed in the US. The absence of accountability journalism has created […]
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 […]
Massive highway widening project, designed to relieve congestion on the Capital Beltway and I-270, had stalled, but will now go forward after Governor Hogan and Comptroller Franchot agreed to limit its scope, in response to Montgomery County residents’ ‘widening’ objections.