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Fake News and Alternative Facts: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You - NEW!

Sep 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Fake news and alternative facts are so much a part of our daily information consumption that it's often hard to tell what's real and what's not. Media sources once considered credible are under fire with accusations of presenting biased and misleading data, and social media is overrun with emotionally charged stories—some quick to lead us down a path of incivility. It's increasingly harder to make sense of the news in a growing culture of mistrust.

To that point, internationally renowned journalist Ann Curry recently said, "Without good journalism, we don't have democracy." So, how do we know what's good?

This course will provide you with the tools you need to identify fake news and alternative facts, evaluate information sources to determine what's credible, and, more importantly, what isn't—so you can deal with the deluge of information and your gut reaction to it.

Discover healthy ways to consume information so that it doesn't consume you!

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About This Event

Event Type:
Continuing Education Class
Topics:
general
Tags:
alternative facts
identifying fake news
Organizers:
Audience:
General Public
Calendar:
Public

How to Attend

Tickets are not required for this event

Cost:
$109

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Division of Continuing Studies
Contact Phone:
260-481-6619
Contact Email:
learnnow@ipfw.edu

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Helmke Library
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