News You Can Use
In an era of “fake news” and “post-truth,” news literacy skills are crucial, but research shows many people cannot identify mis- and disinformation. Librarians are uniquely positioned to support the development of news literacy, but they do not need to work alone. Allied professionals such as journalists, educators, and the tech sector are all impacted by misinformation and engaged in fighting it. Building on outcomes from the Know News Symposium, which convened 80 journalists and librarians to discuss responses to misinformation, this session will explore opportunities for collaboration, including embedded professionals, local news collaborations, and news makerspaces.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.