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Friday, November 2 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Fake News: The Fun, The Fear, and The Future of Resource Evaluation

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News and information literacy is an important and shifting topic that is drowning in the world of parody, 24-hour news cycles, punditry, comedic news content, and misinformation. This "new" era of fake news, while a bit overwhelming and similar to a minefield, can provide an opportunity for librarians to have applicable and relevant discussion with students about reliable resources. Many Framework for Information Literacy knowledge practices and dispositions can be considered and tested using the modern news environment. Looking back at topics such as yellow and gonzo journalism, satire, political scandal, and infamy, this presentation will place news literacy in historical context and provide guidance for the social media world of 21st century students.

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Lindsay Brownfield

Coordinator for Academic Services, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A