April 23, 2015

News Literacy: Why It Matters

  • Why is it important to evaluate the credibility of your news and information sources?
  • Should all information found on the internet be trusted?
  • When is misinformation dangerous?
  • What is news literacy and why should it matter to you?

Steven A. Smith, Clinical Assistant Professor from the University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media, has answers. Join us for a revelatory lecture on Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 pm in Neill Public Library’s Hecht Meeting Room to hear Smith discuss the importance of being news literate in today’s new media world and share important techniques to help you discern the credibility of your news sources.


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