LINCOLN – The League of Voters of Nebraska will present two virtual webinars on media literacy, the journalistic profession and the importance of the First Amendment in November.
The first webinar, “Media Literacy in the Age of Disinformation,” will run from noon to 1 pm. November 4. The webinar will focus on how to determine if the news is credible, how to improve the relationship between media and the public, and the importance of the First Amendment.
The second webinar, “On the Beat: Journalists’ Reflections on Their Profession,” will run from noon to 1:00 p.m. On November 11, it will feature reporters with ties to Nebraska and working in national and national media. ‘State. They will talk about their careers and the important issues of the profession.
Both webinars are free and open to the public, with efforts underway to reach high school and college students interested in learning more about these topics. Registration information for the webinars is available online at the League of Women Voters Nebraska website.
The November 4 media literacy webinar will feature Tobin Beck, assistant professor of journalism and political science at Concordia University with over 30 years of journalism experience, including United Press International; Peggy Rupprecht, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Design and Journalism at Creighton University, where she teaches 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 news consumption; and Mason Walker, journalism and media research analyst at the Pew Research Center.