7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

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News Literacy Project event:

Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop!

After researching ways to help restore public trust in the media, Colorado Press Women has joined with the News Literacy Project to promote its curriculum, which teaches high school and middle school students to become savvy news consumers and engaged citizens.

You are invited to support this effort by participating in a free workshop on Fighting Fake News with News Literacy at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Street, Denver.

Guest speaker is Damaso Reyes, Director of Partnerships, News Literacy Project, an education nonprofit offering programs that teach students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. The News Literacy Project is currently reaching more than one million students in all 50 states and 90 countries worldwide. Our goal is to increase the project’s presence in Colorado.

You will have the chance to network with educators and librarians, and join the News Literacy Project Journalist Volunteer program, a speakers’ bureau for schools that will launch this fall.

The event is hosted by Colorado Press Women and the News Literacy Project. There will be appetizers and a cash bar.

RSVP by July 1 to Sharon Almirall, salmirall@yahoo.com, 720-366-4676.

To learn more about the News Literacy Project, click here or contact dreyes@newslit.org

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