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Thursday, June 23

4:30pm EDT

The journalist's guide to identifying & challenging misinformation
Misinformation is at an all-time high in today’s complex information landscape. Our own unconscious biases can further complicate how we engage with the content we consume. How can educators and students be more prepared when it comes to encountering false information on social media and elsewhere online? Learn from Emily Lawler and Clara Hendrickson, reporters at the Detroit Free Press, as they examine and share practical ways to identify, challenge and combat misinformation.

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Clara Hendrickson

Report for America corps member, Detroit Free Press
Clara Hendrickson fact-checks Michigan issues and politics as a corps member with Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project. Prior to joining the Free Press in 2020, she worked as a Research Analyst in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and freelance... Read More →
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Emily Lawler

State government and politics editor, Detroit Free Press
Emily is the State Government and Politics Editor for the Detroit Free Press, where she leads a team of five political reporters. Emily is an 11-year veteran of the Capitol press corps in Lansing, where she has covered the legislature, political campaigns and the administrations of... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT

5:30pm EDT

Each one, teach one: Examining the value of education reporting
Many local news outlets, including the Detroit Free Press, regularly report on the state of education in their communities. But what exactly do these reporters cover, and what is the impact of their coverage? How can students engage with this work in ways that can improve their experience in school? How can educators get the most out of this reporting to support their students? In this session, Lily Altavena, educational equity reporter at the Detroit Free Press, will share best practices on how educators and students can engage with reporters to build a stronger foundational awareness of news literacy and civic engagement.

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Lily Altavena

Educational equity reporter, Detroit Free Press
A Michigan native, Lily Altavena covers inequities in education across the state

Thursday June 23, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT

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