National Media Literacy Week is Nov. 6-10! The Idaho Media Initiative and the Department of Communication are sponsoring several events and activities to help raise awareness about media literacy and give students and the public a chance to learn more.
Monday Nov. 6 Film Screening @ 7 pm in the Boise State Special Events Center (SPEC): “The Occupation of the American Mind” This documentary offers a critical look at the presentation of the Israel/Palestine conflict through the American news media.
Thursday Nov. 9 Speaker/Discussion @ 7 pm in Jordan D Ballroom in the Student Union Building: “Fighting Fake News in Idaho” Come talk with Matt Christensen, editor of the Times News in Twin Falls, about their experience with fake news as Russian disinformation on Facebook stirred up anti-refugee outrage and created a town in conflict. Read all about what happened in this New York Times Magazine cover story.
Pop-up Newsroom on the Quad: Visit our table on the quad where volunteers will help you report the news! You become the editor and decide was should be covered in The Arbiter. Post your story to social media and share with other Media Literacy Week participants using our hashtag.
More events TBA!!!
Want to learn more or get involved? Have ideas to share? Contact professor Seth Ashley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or graduate instructor Therese Woozley (email@example.com).