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Lunchtime Lecture: Get Your Facts Straight
November 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
It’s so easy to click “share” on social media – did you check the facts first? Learn the skills and tools to navigate information online to stay informed and to find trusted resources. Information easily morphs from fact to fiction. Bring your smartphone and join us for a simple online activity that demonstrates how the internet can easily skew perspectives. How do we continue to be informed and engaged citizens, especially after the elections?
Presented by Dr. Adam Rugg, Associate Professor of Communication, Fairfield University.
Suggested for students in high school and college, parents, educators, and adults. FREE! Please register online below.
This program is presented with thanks to Connecticut Humanities, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that make our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. It is also part of CTH’s year-long exploration, “Fake News is it Real? Journalism in the Age of Social Media,” and the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.