League of Women Voters Plans Media Literacy Webinars | Local news
LINCOLN – The League of Women Voters of Nebraska will host two virtual webinars in November on media literacy, journalism and the importance of the First Amendment.
The first webinar on the topic of “Media Literacy in the Age of Disinformation” will be presented on November 4th from 12 noon to 1 pm. The webinar will focus on how to establish the credibility of news, how to improve the relationship between the media and the public, and the importance of the First Amendment.
The second webinar, “On the Beat: Reflections from Journalists on their Profession”, will be presented on November 11th from 12pm to 1pm. It features journalists with Nebraska ties who work in the national and state media. They talk about their career and important topics in their job.
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Both webinars are free and open to the public. Efforts are currently being made to reach high school and college students who are interested in learning more about these topics. Webinar registration information is available online at the League of Women Voters Nebraska website.
In the media literacy webinar on November 4th, Tobin Beck, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Political Science at Concordia University with more than 30 years of experience in journalism, including United Press International; Peggy Rupprecht, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Design and Journalism at Creighton University, where she teaches courses in media and digital literacy; Ryan Teten, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, who studies the impact of social media on information consumption; and Mason Walker, a research analyst specializing in journalism and media at the Pew Research Center.