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[VIRTUAL SESSION] Fighting misinformation with media literacy

[VIRTUAL SESSION] Fighting misinformation with media literacy

"Fake news" training for librarians

The digital and social media environment has enabled anyone to be a publisher, and given audiences' almost infinite choices, with both great and questionable effects. In a world of information overload, it can be difficult to discern fact from opinion and truth from fiction. This session is designed to empower all levels of library professionals to become active users of media, not just passive consumers. Participants will learn tips and techniques for wading through this barrage of information with a critical eye, to be better informed and to help patrons and colleagues boost their skills.

Presenter Bios:

Kristy Roschke, Ph.D.

Kristy Roschke is managing director of the News Co/Lab at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She previously served as executive director of KJZZ – SPOT 127 Youth Media Center, a community initiative of the Phoenix NPR member station that mentors and empowers the next-generation of digital storytellers. Roschke has taught journalism, digital media production and media literacy courses at the high school and university level for 15 years. She co-taught a digital media literacy massive open online course (MOOC) with News Co/Lab co-founder Dan Gillmor, which served as the basis for her doctoral dissertation at the Cronkite School. 


Celeste Sepessy

Celeste Sepessy is the News Co/Lab’s digital content editor. The Arizona State alumna brings experience in both traditional magazine journalism and content marketing. Previously, Sepessy served as the editorial lead for national clients at a start-up content marketing agency. She executed strategic editorial plans — across both print and digital platforms — for organizations like Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Marriott and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Sepessy has taught news writing and reporting at the Cronkite School since 2014.

Registration is required and closes 1 week before the event date.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Monday, March 30, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
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