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Celebrate Media Literacy Week at Boise State Nov. 6-10

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 12:35 pm / November 6, 2017

Celebrate Media Literacy Week Nov. 6-10 with the Idaho Media Initiative and Boise State’s Department of Communication. During the week, students and the public are invited to participate in several free campus events and activities to help raise awareness about media literacy.

Monday Nov. 6
Film screening, “The Occupation of the American Mind,” 7 p.m. in the Boise State Special Events Center (SPEC). This documentary offers a critical look at the presentation of the Israel/Palestine conflict through the American news media.

Thursday Nov. 9
Speaker and discussion, “Fighting Fake News in Idaho,” 7:30 p.m. in Jordan D Ballroom in the Student Union Building. Come talk with Matt Christensen, editor of the Times News in Twin Falls, about his experience with fake news as Russian disinformation on Facebook helped stir up anti-refugee outrage in southern Idaho.

In addition, there will be a pop-up newsroom running all week on the Quad. At a table, volunteers will help interested passersby report the news. This activity allows participants to become the editor and decide what should be covered. Then, participants will be invited to share their story on social media and share with other Media Literacy Week participants.

More info can be found on the website: https://sps.boisestate.edu/imi/media-literacy-week-2017/