The Wyomissing Public Library will host a virtual program, “Fighting Fake News,” on Thursday, October 29th at 6 PM. The program, moderated by Dr. Jodi Radosh, Associate Professor of Communications at Alvernia University, will explore the problem of fake news in today’s media landscape. It will look at what qualifies as “fake” news, why you should care what’s real and what’s not, and how the motivations behind news stories can shape the content.
The host of the program will be Jody Beck, a community education volunteer with the Freedom Forum in Washington, DC. Since 1997, Freedom Forum’s education department has produced educational resources and experiences powered by the content and collection of the Newseum. Their in-person offerings include free classes for school groups, professional development workshops and adult team-building experiences. Online, they offer free access to historical front pages, videos and artifacts in the Freedom Forum’s collection as well as lesson plans and interactive learning tools. Education’s work is now reaching out to the public through in-person and virtual community programs in libraries and community centers.
The program is free and open to the public; it will be held on Zoom, and registration is required. People may register by email to [email protected], or by calling the library at 610-374-2385.