IUP Libraries to Host Workshop on Fake News and Media Literacy

Posted on 11/1/2018 1:57:07 PM

IUP Libraries, in partnership with the IUP Free Speech Project, will host a workshop on fake news and a Speech Space session on Thursday, November 8, 2018, as part of Media Literacy Week. Learn about the history of fake news, why people believe it, and how to discuss it when discovered.

The Fake News Workshop will be hosted by Maria Barefoot, instruction librarian, and begins at 11:00 a.m. in Stabley 201.

The Free Speech Project’s Speech Space will also make an appearance in the library that day during one of their pop-up sessions.

Look for tips throughout Media Literacy Week about how to recognize fake news, and the role libraries and librarians play in combating fake news.

There will also be a display, developed by the IUP Libraries and the Free Speech Project, on the first floor of the library presenting a historical look at free speech. Items from the Dr. Charles McCollester Broadside Collection from IUP Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives are on display along with more information concerning the FSP.