Media Literacy Talks: Teaching about Propaganda and Fake News with Renee Hobbs

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April 8, 2021

Media Literacy Talks: Teaching about Propaganda and Fake News with Renee Hobbs

When you encounter a media message that activates strong emotions, simplifies information, appeals to your hopes, fears and dreams, or attacks opponents, it just might be propaganda. If the content seems believable but is actually false, it might be fake news or disinformation. What kinds of dispositions, knowledge, and skills help people navigate in a world where sponsored content, clickbait, political ads, memes, and other messages are in widespread circulation, remixed and retransmitted by our friends, neighbours, and family? How can educators and librarians model the kind of critical thinking needed to manage these diverse new media forms that we see in everyday life? What instructional strategies can be used with learners of all ages? How can digital creation activities help in understanding persuasive genres?

Join Nicoleta Fotiade (Mediawise Society) for a 1-on-1 lively media literacy talk with Renee Hobbs, professor at Rhode Island University, author of the award-winning book, Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age and Honorary Board member at Mediawise Society.

SIGN UP now to the webinar “How to Teach about Propaganda and Fake News through Media Literacy”. This is the first edition of Media Literacy Talks, a series of online meetings led by Nicoleta Fotiade in conversation with international educators and media professionals. The webinar is hosted by Mediawise Society in collaboration with Media Education Lab, with the support of IAME – International Association for Media Education.

DATE: Wednesday, 28 July 2021
TIME: 15:30 ROMANIA / 14:30 CET (1h15min including Q&A)
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: ZOOM Webinar (Link will be emailed to you)

Renee Hobbs is an internationally-recognized authority on digital and media literacy education. Through community and global service and as a researcher, teacher, advocate, and media professional, Hobbs helps to advance the quality of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around the world. She is the author of 12 books and more than 150 scholarly articles on digital and media literacy. As Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, she embraces the mission to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service. She is also an Honorary Board member at Mediawise Society!

Nicoleta Fotiade is a Romanian media literacy educator, researcher and advocate in the media and communication field for more than 17 years. She co-authored two media literacy textbooks for high school, more than 20 media research studies and several other open education resources for teachers, students and librarians. Nicoleta is President of Mediawise Society and co-founder and member of IAME – International Association for Media Education.

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