October 14th Pop-Up Session
We’d all like to think we can spot “fake news,” but it’s not as easy as separating clickbait from legitimate coverage. In this session, Blackburn College communications professor Natasha Casey will discuss the origins of fake news, the challenges of separating fact from fiction in the digital age, and lead the group in a number of interactive exercises to test your media and information literacy knowledge. This Mini J School pop up will be hosted by St. Louis Public Radio Rolla correspondent Jonathan Ahl.
Natasha Casey is professor of communications at Blackburn College (Carlinville, Illinois) where she teaches media and information literacy and other courses in the department of English and Communications. She holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from McGill University.
Her research interests include critical race theory and critical media and information literacy. Her most recent publications (with co-author Spencer Brayton) include ‘Not Tolerating Intolerance: Unpacking Critical Pedagogy in Classrooms and Conferences’ (Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization, ACRL Press) and ‘Reflections on Adopting a Critical Media and Information Literacy Pedagogy’, (Credit-bearing Information Literacy Courses: Critical Approaches, ACRL Press).
She currently serves on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Media Literacy Education and on the Youth Be Heard board (an art and media literacy non-profit organization). Her media and information literacy blog, ‘No Silos’ is at www.natashacasey.com
Explore the craft of journalism
Join St. Louis Public Radio for Mini Journalism School, a six-week lecture and discussion series on a wide range of journalism topics, to gain a greater understanding of the decisions, ethical considerations, and techniques that go into creating the credible, fact-based news you rely on to stay informed. Professional journalists, educators, and others in the media industry will delve into two topics each night presented in one-hour segments.
Topics include media literacy, investigative journalism, press freedom, ethics, photojournalism, and interviewing techniques.
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