Webinar (Live): Tools & Strategies for Critically Evaluating Fake News with Denise Wetzel

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Date(s) - 05/22/2019
10:00 am CDT - 11:00 am CDT

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This workshop aims to equip participants with tools to recognize, avoid, and combat misinformation, including fake news, false news, media bias, and confirmation bias. It is important that students and scholars learn to differentiate between real news and fake news in both their day-to-day lives and their academic lives.

With various resources and fact-checkers available online, it is easy to be overwhelmed or unsure about what is true anymore. Participants will learn strategies on how to distinguish fake from fact!

Denise A. Wetzel joined Florida State University Libraries in January 2018. She holds a B.H. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Her research interests include undergraduate information literacy, terminology usage disparities by researchers across STEM disciplines, and meteorology resources and their use.

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Skill Level: Introduction & Beyond Basic

Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.