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What is FAKE news? Local librarians will take a swing at it November 1st

FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW WE FIND NEWS ABOUT THE WORLD

On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities.

This is the focus of Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the World, a free conversation with Kelly McElroy on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Oregon Coast Community College community room at 400 SE College Way in the south Beach area of Newport. This program is hosted by all the libraries of the Lincoln County Library District and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Kelly McElroy is an outreach librarian at Oregon State University. She is passionate about curiosity in her work to connect people to information. She co-edited the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks and is interested in engaging communities in thoughtful inquiry about the information they need for school, work, and play.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Mary Markland at 541-867-0108 or Mary.Markland@oregonstate.edu or Darci L. Adolf at 541.867.8526 or library.services@oregoncoastcc.org.

 

 

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