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      OceanView Lecture Series Presents: Fake News: Its Challenges, Consequences and Rise in Falmouth


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      October 23, 2019

      Wednesday   6:30 PM

      74 Lunt Road
      Falmouth, Maine 04105

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      OceanView Lecture Series Presents: Fake News: Its Challenges, Consequences and Rise

      Fake News: Its Challenges, Consequences and Rise
      presented by the OceanView Lecture Series in conjunction with the Falmouth Memorial Library and Camden Conference Community Events

      The 2020 Camden Conference will explore the role of the media in global affairs. Camden Conference Community Events, such as the OceanView Lecture Series, are held in advance of the February conference to begin a community dialogue.

      This session will provide participants with tips to look critically and analyze both digital, television, and print media resources. Through videos and slides, the session will examine the history of misinformation and the psychology of irrationality brought about by biases and social forces. This insightful presentation will also examine the role of technology in the creation and spread of “fake news” and suggest helpful resources to verify images and fact check news stories.

      The session will be led by Martin Gagnon. Prior to his work in the public library profession, Martin was a journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire. In October 2017, Gagnon and a small team from the Auburn Public Library along with Sun Journal Editor Judith Myers traveled to Chicago to participate in a media literacy initiative. The Media Literacy at Your Library was a project of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with many other partners. The training and interactive workshop featured the curriculum of the Stony Brook University Center for News.

      For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.camdenconference.org/event/fake-news-its-rise-and-challenges-marty-gagnon-at-ocean-view-in-falmouth/

      Categories: Education | Politics & Activism

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