New challenge tests and strengthens news literacy

The University of Maine Raymond H. Fogler Library and Department of Communication and Journalism will host a new series of fun trials that test news literacy throughout the last week of October. 

“Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge,” will offer brief tasks designed to build participants’ media literacy skills every day from Oct. 26–30. Activities include discerning fact from fiction in popular news stories, deconstructing the purpose and content of the news, and examining the role of confirmation bias in how we interact with news media. 

Register for the event online. For additional information, contact Jen Bonnet at