Library Hosts Acclaimed Journalist May 9: Topic - Fake News

The North Seattle College Library is hosting a timely event with acclaimed journalist Kristen Millares Young on campus Tuesday, May 9—a salon-style discussion about journalism in the age of fake news— “Staying Savvy: Media and Social Movements.”

“Kristen is an accomplished journalist,” explains Librarian Shireen Deboo, “and we think this will be a topic of broad interest to students and the college community. We are hosting this event in conjunction with a Coordinated Studies class on Movements, Media and Power, but the event is open to everyone.”

At the event participants will have the opportunity to hear Millares Young’s professional perspective and be part of a conversation about fake news, social media postings and becoming better informed about current events.

  • Learn how reporters get their stories and conduct fact checks. 
  • Find out why anonymous sources are quoted. 
  • Discover ways to identify accurate articles. 
  • Identify the red flags to catch fake news or propaganda.
  • Analyze for hidden bias.
  • Discuss ways to promote and support broader connections between citizens and responsible journalism.

Join the North Seattle College community on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 12:30-2 p.m. in CC 2153 (College Center Building, 9600 College Way N, Seattle 98103). Visitors have access to paid parking in campus lots as well as parking on the street.

More about the Guest Speaker

Kristen Millares Young is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared most recently in the “Guardian” and the “New York Times.” Recognized by the Society for Features Journalism in 2016, Millares Young was the researcher for the New York Times team that produced “Snow Fall," which won a Pulitzer Prize and a Peabody Award. Millares Young became president of the board of InvestigateWest in 2016, a nonprofit journalism studio she co-founded in the Pacific Northwest in 2009.

Find out more about her here.


Posted on: March 14th, 2017 at 10:55:51

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