Fake News 101: To Believe or Not to Believe

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Estes Valley Library
Hondius Community Room

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Dr. Elizabeth Skewes, Journalism Department Chair at University of Colorado Boulder and former campaign reporter, convenes our community conversation about the news. Dr. Skewes will present about the history of news hoaxes, the values that drive traditional news, the polarization of news, the impact of social media on news quality and the more recent – and more malevolent – trend of creating “fake news” to shape public opinion. Dr. Skewes teaches courses in news writing, media ethics, and political communication and is the author of Message Control: How News Is Made on the Presidential Campaign Trail. Media Literacy @ Your Library, a project of the American Library Association in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy @ Stony Brook University, is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Rita Allen Foundation.
Event Type(s): Media Literacy
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Skewes
Diana Laughlin
(970) 586-8116 ext. 834

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