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Registration Open for ACRL/DVC Workshop “Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness”

October 2, 2017

The current political climate has called into question basic ideals of information quality. Objectivity, bias, opinion, fact, and evidence are thrown into question at every turn. Even for the savviest media consumer, the firehose of information seems to blast away any hope of reflection, critical thinking, or good judgement. The old standbys for teaching source evaluation now seem insufficient. So how do we teach our students to be ethical information consumers and producers? We’ll hear from expert journalists and academics about the guiding principles of their professions and how those principles can be used to teach students to find an ethical center to help them on their path to information enlightenment.

Keynote Speaker: Award winning author and journalist, Dr. Pamela Newkirk is a professor at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.  Her books include Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media, (NYU Press 2000), Letters from Black America (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 20090, and her latest book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, (HarperCollins).

Moderated Panel:

  • Moderator: Tom Ipri, Associate Director for Public Services & Programming, St. Joseph’s University
  • Vanessa Schipani, Annenberg Public Policy Center and Science Writer for
  • Mark Dent, Reporter/Curator for Billy Penn/Politifact Pennsylvania
  • Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Delaware County Community College.

Lightning Talks:  Hear from your colleagues on how they are addressing these issues in their libraries.
When: Friday, November 17, 2017 

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm  

Where: University of Pennsylvania Law School Silverman Hall

Breakfast & Lunch included 

Register Now!

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