Fake News Presentation
Thursday September 28, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Sniffing Out Fake News: The Phenomenon in the Era of President Trump with Dr. Kyle Moody
September 28th 6:30 pm Lang Auditorium
The Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum presents:
As the Trump administration addresses the topic of “fake news” through its communication, it is important to examine the role that "fake news" plays in our everyday lives. Join Assistant Professor Kyle Moody (Communications Media, Fitchburg State University) for a talk on fake news and media consumption in the 21st century. This will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the history of yellow journalism to the role that reporters play in media consumption and circulation, along with how news is spread and affects us all in our modern times. Finally, it will include a brief discussion of "what can we do?" that will cover some basic strategies for information literacy to enable us to become better consumers of news media.
Dr. Moody is an assistant professor of Communications Media at Fitchburg State University. His research interests include new media production and culture, along with how video game fans and consumers are involved in the production and dissemination of fan and journalistic content. His ongoing research also includes online communities of users and players of video games, new media design, social media applications, ethnography, cultural studies, and media production.
Location: Lang Auditorium
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