Join John Dankosky as he moderates a panel discussion about assessing fact and fiction in the current media landscape. We'll explore strategies that media consumers can adopt, and ask: How do the dynamics of consuming information differ across generations? How do these differences in media consumption lead to disinformation and disagreement over truth? How does the historical journalistic role of checks, balance, and context operate in the new landscape?
Our panelists are John Silva, the senior director of education and training at the News Literacy Project; Marie Shanahan, associate professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut; and Izaskun "Sassy" Larrañeta, managing editor of The Day of New London.
Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut