Trust in the news media has continued to erode in recent years and many experts believe this to be a contributing threat to democracy. Mis- and disinformation campaigns, both foreign and domestic, have propagated with astonishing speed via social media platforms, leaving chaos and public mistrust in their wake. How can a country so wracked by strife find its way in today’s information landscape? News and media literacy are key components to answering this question. The ability to critically evaluate the news around us is essential for meaningful civic engagement that is crucial to sustained national conversations about current events and their effects on each of us.
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Sarah Hood is a Reference and Instruction Librarian and teaches information literacy at Santa Fe Community College. She received her Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina and recently completed a graduate certificate in Critical Digital Pedagogy and New Literacies from the University of Colorado Denver. She maintains a professional focus on media literacy and once worked as a media analyst for Ad Fontes Media.
Location: The SFWAF Program will be in the SFCC Board Room (#223) which is in the West Wing (Administration building) of the Santa Fe Community College.
The SFWAF program is from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm.
Cost for the SFWAF lunch event is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.
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You may pay by check made out to SFWAF and mailed to The Santa Fe World Affairs Forum, Santa Fe, PO Box 31965, NM 87594 or with a credit card using our Paypal account. Please indicate on your check or if using Paypal please note in “add special instructions to the seller” that your payment is for the Wednesday, September 22, 2022 program. If you are not a member please also include your best contact information. If you are interested in membership, please email us.
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