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Workshop on Misinformation in Online News | @HASTACscholars | Oct 5

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Plugging In: An Introduction to Identifying Misinformation in Online News
Access to accurate information is essential not only to academic research, but to acting as an informed citizen. While the internet offers innumerable resources for learning about the world around us, not all online information is equally representative of real current events and history. As long as there have been media, there has been misinformation, but we interact with and critically assess sources in new ways in our digital era. Our interaction with online misinformation–especially in online news–is a hot topic in the era of Trump. So how do we put our research skills to use to verify online news?
Let’s foster online news literacy in our community! Ryerson is home to a long tradition of communication specialists and a strong activist community. This workshop aims to strengthen online information literacy and facilitate an important conversation about how this issue affects us and what we can do about it.
Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 4 to 5:45 pm
Location: LIB 408
Refreshments will be provided. Undergraduate students are especially welcome, but all Ryerson community members are invited to attend. Learn more and RSVP through the Facebook event page: bit.ly/2fjJ3zf.
This event is hosted by Ryerson University’s 2016-2018 HASTAC Scholars, Emilie Andree Jabouin and Alison Hedley. To learn more about the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, visit hastac.org.