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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Discussion on Fake News Will Aid Understanding

Graphic showing how Fake News can encroach upon your understanding

How to Catch Fake News Before It Catches You: Media Citizenship in a Divided Time is the title of the panel discussion hosted by University Libraries with Political Science, School of Communication, mLive, and the Honors College.

This interactive panel discussion will examine the widespread proliferation of fake news stories. How can we avoid getting caught by a fake news story? What impact does fake news have on our democracy? Why does fake news spread so easily? Whose responsibility is it to prevent the spread of fake news? Join us as we step outside of our “filter bubbles" for a lively discussion of fact versus fiction in the media – and how to tell the difference.

Monday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. Lee Honors College Lounge


Panelists: 
    Sue Ellen Christian, Professor, School of Communication and Department of Gender and Women's Studies, WMU
    Mickey Ciokajlo, Regional News Manager for Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Muskegon, MLive Media Group
    Peter W. Wielhouwer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Director, Institute for Government and Politics, WMU
Host: University Libraries.  Sponsors: Lee Honors College, School of Communication, Department of Political Science

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