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Media Literacy Week 2020

National Media Literacy Week

The University Library in partnership with Department of Journalism and NewseumED are proud to present a series of events to celebrate Media Literacy Week. Learn more about Media Literacy Week and "the mission is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education all across the country." We hope to see you at our events and get informed!

Pop-Up News Literacy: What's the News Today?

Online - October 22, 2020 12:00pm to 3:30pm

With misinformation and disinformation flooding the news media ecosystem, how do we know what to believe? Get news literate with Jour365 students studying news literacy strategies as they discuss the credibility of pre-election news stories, identify bias and distinguish facts from falsehoods. Login any time between 12-3:30pm and join the discussion. Make sure to use your CSUN email.

In partnership with the Journalism Department.

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Disinformation Teach-In: News Literacy for Decoding Fake News Part 1 and 2

Part 1: October 27, 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Part 2: October 29, 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Conspiracy theories. Hoaxes. Doctored content. Clickbait. Deep fakes and cheap fakes. How do you spot disinformation when it’s blurred with real news? Learn about the dangers of fake news intended to mislead and deceive the public about the facts. In this two-part teach-in, Jour365 News literacy students will help detect fraudulent and fabricated information and identify action strategies to counter different types of disinformation. This project is a community engagement collaboration with the NewseumED/Freedom Forum Institute in Washington, D.C.

In partnership with the Mike Curb College of Arts, and NewseumED

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Are You (Dis)Informed? Propaganda, Social Distancing and Conversational Interventions

Online - October 28, 2020 11:00am to 12:30pm

Join us for a webinar about the politics of disinformation and tweet or post about what you learn while you watch using #MediaLitWk and #CSUNMediaLit

Sponsor: Department of Journalism & NewseumED/Freedom Forum Institute, Washington D.C.

Host: Department of Journalism’s Bobbie Eisenstock, Ph.D. and facilitated by NewseumED, Washington, D.C.


Assistive Services

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please e-mail in advance of the event.