Student Summit: Viral Rumors and Fact Checking

March 22, 2017
Viral Rumors and Fact Checking

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Student Summit: Viral Rumors and Fact Checking

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Facing History and Ourselves and The News Literacy Project are teaming up to produce two exciting, one-hour interactive online summits about key topics in news literacy for teachers and their students. The summits will allow students from across the United States to virtually engage with an experienced journalist, and each other, around important themes of news literacy and digital citizenship.


The first student summit, Viral Rumors and Fact Checking will feature Craig Silverman, Media Editor for BuzzFeed News, and explore the opportunities and challenges around information gathering and sharing, in a fast-paced information climate, for both journalists and consumers of media. It will be a virtual, interactive conversation between Mr. Silverman and students.

The second summit, Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online, will feature Andrew Katz, TIME’s Senior Multimedia Editor, and engage students with visual literacy strategies, and how we might be responsible consumers, sharers, and producers of journalistic images.


Summit #1

Viral Rumors and Fact Checking, will take place on March 22 at 4 p.m. ET.

Summit #2

Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online, will take place on April 4 at 6 p.m. ET.

Because the summit will be hosted on Adobe Connect, we recommend participating in a one-to-many format using a projector or smartboard, for capacity purposes. If you would like to have some or all of your students join one-to-one, please contact Facing History Online Learning. For logistical purposes, classrooms and students will not have access to camera and microphone privileges but will participate in the conversation through poll responses and live chat.

March 22, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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