Media Biases and How to Spot Them (Adults): Media Literacy Series

4:00 pm -

Location: Facebook Live

Don’t be a victim of fake news.

The digital age has made information easily accessible and especially abundant. Anyone anywhere can create content. The challenge is determining the source’s credibility, in other words, “can it be trusted?”

In our 8-video Media Literacy Series, Morgantown Public Library System staff will unpack the difficult but necessary skills you will need to become a smart consumer of information on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/MorgantownPublicLibrary). Each of our videos are designed with a specific age group in mind. So, whether you are a young learner, early in your development, or a seasoned reader, anyone can benefit.

Media Literacy Series Schedule:

February 3: Finding Reliable Sources (Designed for adults featuring Dr. Nathan Wuertenberg, Staff Researcher at the Aull Center for Local History, a division of the Morgantown Public Library System)

February 10: How to Watch the News with Your Kids (Designed for parents of young children featuring Sarah Palfrey, Library Director for the Morgantown Public Library System)

February 17: Fact versus Opinion (Designed for teens featuring Tessa Staubly, Reference Tech at the Morgantown Public Library)

February 24: Photo Zoom and Edits (Designed for adults featuring Rowan Strother, Reference Tech at the Morgantown Public Library)

March 3: How to Spot Fake Science (Designed for kids featuring Charlotte Chung, Library Assistant at the Cheat Area Public Library, a branch of the Morgantown Public Library System)

March 10: Tweens and Clickbait (Designed for preteens featuring Eva Bragonje, Reference Tech at the Morgantown Public Library)

March 17: Ideological Biases (Designed for adults featuring Cody Wolfe, Reference Tech at the Morgantown Public Library)

March 24: Media Biases and How to Spot Them (Designed for adults featuring Shelby Donnelly, Evening Supervisor at the Morgantown Public Library)