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George Mason Current Issues Discussion Group (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

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.


Civic Engagement 101: Media Literacy (DC Library) – VIRTUAL

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 […]


Navigating Fake News on Social Media (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

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 […]


Inauguration Eve Special Event: Conversation with Kate Andersen Brower, Author/Journalist (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

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: […]


⭐ Radio Goes to War (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

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 […]


Mass Media And Its Influence (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

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 […]


All About the Story: Leonard Downie, Jr. w/ Judy Woodruff, Kevin Merida, and Elizabeth Green (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

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 […]