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Mar
19
Tuesday
Mar
19
Tue
Education :: Discussion
Informed Citizen Series: Responsible Consumerism in a 24-Hour Media Cycle
6:30 PM
Missoula Public Library
Description:
The Missoula Public Library will host Humanities Montana's The Informed Citizen program “Responsible Consumerism in a 24-Hour Media Cycle,” with Shanti Johnson, assistant account manager at PartnersCreative. This is the third program of a three part series at the library that explores the role of journalism in a democratic society. At its core, journalism is a field meant to distribute information—so how is it that news stories become distorted and why are allegations of fake news so prevalent right now? The idea of fake news is as old as the profession itself; but in an age of the 24-hour news cycle, misinformation can reach an audience of millions in seconds and citizens need to know how to be responsible consumers. Journalist and lecturer Shanti Johnson will walk audiences through a brief history of sensationalism in the media and then spend time working with groups to hone their media literacy skills. Discussion in the Large Meeting Room. 6:30 PM
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Missoula Public Library
Address: 301 East Main Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 721-2665

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