Facing Ferguson: A News Literacy Case Study

Wednesday, March 8
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 16AB

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Alan Miller
The News Literacy Project - Pres & CEO

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Brittany Noble-Jones
WJTV - Anchor

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Callie Crossley
WGBH - Producer

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Steve Becton
Facing History and Ourselves - Assoc Program Dir for Urban Education

Summary

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The fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 and its aftermath ignited national debates about race, policing and justice in the United States that continue to this day. These events also provided fodder for rich, meaningful discussions about the credibility and impact of mainstream news and social media in the digital age. Join Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project for a timely panel discussion about the impact of social media on the traditional news cycle; the role that confirmation and other biases play in how we interpret news and information, and our responsibilities as citizen watchdogs and civic participants in a democracy.

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Tags:
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