Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fact or Fiction? "Fake News" Event Coming Up


April 25, 2017, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the CCC Lone Tree Campus Commons

The issue of "fake news" has become an ever-growing topic of concern to both the media and the citizens that consume it.

"Fake news" is a common reference to stories that are written and published or broadcast with the intent to mislead the public. Although it is hard to pick out, "fake news" exists in our media today, and it is becoming an important ability of citizens to be able to tell what news stories are fake or factual.
 
Coconino Community College is interested in educating its students on the difference between "fake news" and news that is based on factual information and is not swayed by political bias or financial interest.

CCC will be exploring the "fake news" issue by holding an event hosted by CCC staff and faculty.

This event will take place on April 25, 2017, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the CCC Lone Tree Campus Commons.

Information and dialogue will be facilitated by Librarian Luke Owens, Psychology Instructor Michele Metcalf, Anthropology Instructor Lisa Doskocil, Mitch Driebe, Learning Support Programs Coordinator, and Derik Yellowhair, Student Life Coordinator.

These CCC staff and faculty members will provide an interactive activity and a lively discussion on the issue of "fake news."

This event is free and open to the public, and all are encouraged to come and learn about this pressing issue.