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Breaking the Bubble: Boosting News Literacy

April 3, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

| Free

In recent years, claims of “fake news,” bias and misinformation have become rampant, with many of us wanting to stay informed but feeling overwhelmed, and even saturated, by the 24-hour news cycle. How do we move beyond charges of “fake news” to determine the reliability of news content? How do we ethically consume and share information? Being an informed 21st- century citizen requires a thoughtful, nuanced approach to the media.

Join Sanne Tamboer, postdoctoral researcher in Communication and Media at Radboud University; Judith Rosenbaum, Associate Professor in Communication and Journalism at UMaine; and Jen Bonnet, Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian at UMaine for an interactive workshop where we will critically evaluate news production and consumption.

A range of snacks and food options will be available to attendees. Attendance is first-come, first served!

Monday, April 3, 2023, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Lynch room – Fogler Library, 2nd floor

For Instructors:
If you are interested in offering extra credit for attendance, email JenBonnet at for a list of student participants.