Collaboration to fight misinformation
The Poynter Institute reported its literacy initiative MediaWise is partnering with the American Library Association to fight misinformation in communities across the U.S.
MediaWise plans to equip thousands of librarians across the country with a toolkit to help any librarian in any city or town launch state-of-the-art, engaging media literacy programming. One goal is to combat misinformation ahead of next year’s elections.
An advisory board of 12 librarians from across the country will consult with MediaWise.
Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier and the students at student radio station The Dog: Jessica Martin, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and is news director of NEWS3-TV at WIU; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.