Fake news webinar series recording links

Lifecycle of false information

Zoom recordings are now available for the first two programs of our three-part series on discerning truth in the era of fake news:

The final session, Question everything, will take place on Thursday, October 29 at noon. A link to the recording will be available shortly thereafter.

Image source: Meel, Priyanka and Dinesh Kumar Vishwakarma. “Fake News, Rumor, Information Pollution in Social Media and Web: A Contemporary Survey of State-of-the-Arts, Challenges and Opportunities.” Expert Systems with Applications 153, (2019;2020;): https://tinyurl.com/yyc4xcwb

Fake News: Question everything

Venn diagram of false information on social media and web

On Thursday October 29, from 12:00 to 1:00, the Library will present the final program of its three-part webinar series on fake news and how to resist it in research. In this week’s webinar, Fake News: Question everything, Dr. Stephen Perry, Robert Schwarzwalder, and CBN News Director Rob Allman will discuss fake news in the media and how CBN addresses it from a Christian perspective. Q&A will follow the presentations. Click here to register and receive a Zoom link to participate.

Image source: Meel, Priyanka and Dinesh Kumar Vishwakarma. “Fake News, Rumor, Information Pollution in Social Media and Web: A Contemporary Survey of State-of-the-Arts, Challenges and Opportunities.” Expert Systems with Applications 153, (2019;2020;): https://tinyurl.com/yyc4xcwb

Fake News: Trust no one

On Wednesday, October 21 from 1:00 to 2:00, the Library will present the second of its three-part series of webinars on the phenomenon of fake news and how to protect oneself from being its victim.

In this week’s webinar, Fake News: Trust no one, Dr. Micah Mattix and Dr. William Brown (English & Communication), Dr. Markus Pfeiffer (Communication) and Librarian Ann Moriarty will discuss how fake news is created and strategies to recognize and combat it.

  1. Dr. Micah Mattix – Bias and rhetorical devices
  2. Dr. Markus Pfeiffer – Tools used to create fake news; falsification of digital resources (manipulative)
  3. Ann Moriarty – Lateral reading, peer review; CRAAP/EPIC
  4. Dr. William Brown – Recognizing information counterfeits (propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation or hoaxes)

A Q&A opportunity will follow the presentations.

The event will be held on Zoom and is open to Regent students, staff, and faculty. To register, click here.

Image source: McCarthy, Niall. “Where Exposure To Fake News Is Highest .” Digital image. June 14, 2018. Accessed October 18, 2020. https://www.statista.com/chart/14265/where-exposure-to-fake-news-is-highest/

Fake News: Is anything true anymore?

On Thursday, October 15, the Library will present the first of a three-part series of webinars on the phenomenon of fake news how to protect oneself from being a victim.

In the first webinar, Fake News: Is anything true anymore? professors of English & Communication Dr. William Brown and Dr. Micah Mattix and librarian Harold Henkel will discuss the history and nature of fake news and where it is encountered:

  1. Dr. William Brown – The phenomenon of fake news (history and evolution)
  2. Dr. Micah Mattix – What is the nature of true news and how is journalism susceptible (report/opinion bleed)
  3. Harold Henkel – How it is disseminated (where are you most likely to encounter fake news)

A Q&A opportunity will follow the presentations.

The event will be held on Zoom and is open to Regent students, staff, and faculty. To register, click here.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/18540/responsibility-for-spreading-disinformation/

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If you are still emailing articles to yourself from Summon and databases, it’s time to sign up for RefWorks. RefWorks allows you to export citation information and direct links to articles, books, streaming video, and even websites into your personal online account. Inside your account, you can organize your research into folders by class or project.

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Once you have opened an account, the easiest way to get started is to watch the YouTube tutorials and try a few searches and exports in Summon. If you need any help getting started, contact us through the Ask a Librarian page.