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News literacy talk coming to Whately library Tuesday



Recorder Staff
Sunday, March 19, 2017

WHATELY — UMass Journalism Professor Steve Fox will host a talk exploring news literacy at the S. White Dickenson Memorial Library Tuesday, March 21.

A news statement explains, “The number of news sources available today has been described as a fire hose. This cacophony of noise — ranging from wall-to-wall cable television coverage to countless citizen journalists tweeting news events to politicians and government agencies reporting directly to the public has created a real dilemma for news consumers: Who do I believe?”

The event starts at 6 p.m.

The statement notes that Fox, an experienced editor and reporter who worked previously at the Washington Post, teaches courses in investigative and political journalism at UMass.