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Digital Citizenship Workshop for Teens, Parents & Adults with Newseum from Washington, DC
October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Enjoy an interactive presentation where participants dive into the complexity of digital citizenship, including the threat of falling for fake information. Examine case studies that bring to life the challenges of today’s media landscape and leave with an easy-to-remember and easy-to-implement strategy for staying a step ahead. Explore: What qualifies as “fake news?” Why should you care what’s real and what’s not? How can the motivations behind news stories shape the content? Refreshments will be served.
Free! Suggested for youth ages 13 and up, parents, and adults who want to learn tools for navigating the news! Please register 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.
The mission of the Newseum, located in Washington, D.C., is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives.