#FakeNews: Making Sense of Media in the Era of Clickbait* Thursday October 1, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
#FakeNews: Making Sense of Media in the Era of Clickbait*
A pandemic is at once a public health crisis and a communication emergency. Misleading or outright wrong information can reach more people more quickly via social media. Join Dr. Jessica Ghilani as she examines the historical framework for understanding fake news, discusses how we got to this point, and offers tips on how to fact-check the news. Registration is required for this virtual program.
About the presenter: Jessica Ghilani is an Associate Professor of Communication at Pitt Greensburg where she researches and teaches about media history and culture. Her recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, American Journalism: A Journal of Media History, Historiography in Mass Communication, Minerva Journal of Women and War.
Registration is required for this adult program and begins on September 1st. You may register online, in person at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113. Please register as a household. A Zoom link will be sent out the day before the program.
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