Fake News and Civic Education: Engaging the Next Generation of Voters, Readers, and Media-Makers

January 29, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
61 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027

The nearly yearlong Challenges and Opportunities in 2020 election series is a forum for academics, journalists, and others to comment on the issues at stake in the 2020 presidential election, and related topics front and center in American politics and society. The series, which is co-sponsored with The American Assembly, fosters interdisciplinary conversations that explore undercurrents and themes affecting the upcoming election and the integrity of—and trust in—our democratic institutions.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration required.

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Interactive Symposium

Join an interactive afternoon with presentations on:

Lamboozled! | A news literacy game for adolescents.
Ioana Literat, Assistant Professor of Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design at Teachers College, Columbia University

Podcasting and Translating Research | Stemming the tide of misinformation about issues that impact civic engagement.
Lalitha Vasudevan, Professor of Technology and Education Director, Media and Social Change Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University

Media Literacy and Younger Children | Curricular perspectives.
Haeny Yoon, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Teachers College, Columbia University
Detra Price-Dennis, Assistant Professor in Elementary Inclusive Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

Discussant
Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology and Chair of the Ph. D. program in Communications at Columbia University

Action Tables

Nonprofit media literacy organizations will have information tables before and after the symposium to help attendees learn more about ways to get involved. 

Event Co-Sponsors

The American Assembly
Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE)
The Academy of Political Science

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