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Fake News: Fake News: GRCC Events

What is "fake news" and how you might avoid it.

Movie Screening (War of the Worlds ) -- Monday, October 30th 6:30-9 -- ATC Theater

Author Visit -- Brad Schwartz -- Thursday, November 2 from 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m in LRC

Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction" by Jo Angela Oehrli -Wednesday,- February 28 1-2:30 PM


“Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction.”

What questions should we ask ourselves as we watch or read the news?  Join us for this discussion as we use critical thinking skills and practical strategies to evaluate the news. 

Jo Angela Oehrli is Learning Librarian at the University of Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor.  She has written articles on library instruction in a wide range of publications, served as Chair of American Library Association’s (ALA) LIRT’s Top Twenty Committee, serves on the ACRL Instruction Section Executive Board & the LOEX Advisory Board, and has worked as an adjunct lecturer for UM’s School of Information & the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. She also supports the research and instructional needs for those throughout the university community who are studying children's literature at any level.  In 2017, she won ALA’s Library Instruction Round Table’s Librarian Recognition Award and University of Michigan’s University Librarian Recognition Award.  She has written two children’s books about statistics and the ethics of data use.

Author Visit -- Paul Levinson -- Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:00-2:30pm

Fake News -- Panel Discussion -- April 10, 2018

Streaming Video on GRCC YouTube

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Catherine Behrendt (QZZM-13)
  • Clayton Cummins (GRCC Alumnus & Anchor for WILX News-10)
  • Justin Dawes (GRCC Alumnus & Grand Rapids Business Journal)
  • Bart Deiters (Wood TV-8)
  • Jim Harger (MLive)
  • Shelly Irwin (WGVU)
  • Participation of student editors from the GRCC Collegiate

Join us as the panelist discuss the "fake news" phenomenon.

  • What are the origins?
  • What is the problem/impact?
  • Why should you care?
  • How can you protect yourself?
  • Etc.