Is Wikipedia reliable? How do you distinguish fact from rumor? What news source is trustworthy? From social media posts to “citizen journalist” reports to traditional news media, today’s media consumers face questions about the origins, reliability and attribution of information everywhere they turn. This workshop introduces media consumers to tools they can use to deconstruct the information they encounter online, in print, on social media or on TV. Participants will learn about specific strategies and resources they can use to foster increased media literacy skills.
Join us for a special virtual workshop on this topic at the American Center in Moscow on Monday, June 19th at 6:30p.m.! The workshop will be led by Newseum Educator, Adam Lewandowski, who will join us online from Washington D.C. Participants will be provided hands-on tools and worksheets and will work together to discuss these concepts.
Open to all, but may be particularly beneficial to students/professors of journalism and media studies.
This workshop is generously provided to us by Newseum Ed Program, a platform of free online resources provided by Newseum to cultivate the skills to authenticate, analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources and to provide historical context to current events.
Adam Lewandowski has been a teacher at the Newseum since October 2014 and taught high school American and world history prior to his arrival. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in history from George Mason University. Adam cares about teaching history to students, teachers, and the general public, as well as helping them learn and use the essential skills needed to interpret today’s media landscape.