Unpack meanings of ‘fake news’ March 25 with Rosenbaum, Bonnet

Claims about fake news, bias and misinformation have become more prevalent in the past few years. But what is “fake news”? And what role does personal bias play in people’s perception of the news? Being a more informed 21st-century citizen requires a critical approach to the media.

Judith Rosenbaum, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, and Jen Bonnet, social sciences and humanities librarian, will present “Fake news, misinformation, and political bias: News literacy for the 21st century,” 4:45–6 p.m. March 25, in Classroom 1 of Fogler Library.

Unpack the many meanings of “fake news” and discuss how to critically evaluate information found online at this free, interactive public workshop. Space is limited. Attendance is first come, first served. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Bonnet at jenbonnet@maine.edu.