Forums and workshops

Science News Literacy

Posted by Angela Brcka for University Libraries

Learn how to fact check the sound bites and understand the truth behind the story.

Presented by Dianna Sachs, Health & Human Sciences Librarian, via Webex. Free. Registration requested.

“Dark chocolate helps you lose weight!” “GMOs cause birth defects!” The headlines are everywhere. What impact does misinformation, spin, and bias have on our understanding of science? Why do fake stories spread so easily and how can we help stop it? Join us as we discuss fact, fiction, and their impact on the news. We will develop strategies for recognizing misinformation and combating it when we see it. 

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize misinformation, disinformation, spin, and bias in science news
  • Identify reliable sources of science news information
  • Summarize the process of scholarly communication and the development of scientific consensus
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Webex
Contact: Dianna Sachs
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