Saturday, Jan. 27 — Spotting Fake News
Is it fake, satire, clickbait or biased news?
Join us Jan. 27 at the Denver Public Library for
Spotting Fake News
On Sat., Jan 27, 9:30-11 a.m. for a Colorado Press Women workshop at the downtown Denver Public Library on “How to Spot Fake News: Resources for Evaluating News Sources.”
Librarians Genine Plunkett and Ross Mays developed and will present this excellent program teaching principles of evaluating news sources and other content and sharing tricks and tools to determine what is reliable. They will discuss types of fake or misleading news, satire and parody, viral emails and memes, clickbait and partisan or biased news. Participants will use the library’s computers to search fact-checking resources, websites and library databases, and then discuss the objectivity of various news websites.
Coffee drinkers are invited to meet at 9 a.m. on the third floor in the library’s Reference Services office for a quick cup and registration before class convenes in the Large Computer Training Room in the Community Technology Center on Floor 4. From 11 to 11:45 a.m. Ariana Ross, reference librarian and educational specialist, will lead a tour of the Western History/Genealogy Collection on the library’s fifth floor. Recognized as one of the most significant collections of Western Americana in the country, it presently has 250,000+ catalogued books, pamphlets, atlases, maps, microfiche and microfilm titles. It also features more than 600,000 photos, 4,000+ manuscript archives plus Western fine art and prints. The collection includes Denver’s two major newspapers, Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post, as well as other Colorado newspapers.
RSVP: Although the Fake News program is free, space is limited. Please RSVP to Ann Lockhart at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-388-6978. Let her know if you want coffee. Guests are welcome.
PARKING: A public parking garage is a block south of the library. Go south on Broadway and west on 12th Avenue.
LUNCH: After the program, CPW members and guests may choose to go to an area restaurant for lunch. Nearby locations include Mad Greens across from the Denver Art Museum, the Art Hotel (second floor restaurant) or History Colorado ‘s Rendezvous Cafe.
Ongoing CPW Events
The CPW Writers Group welcomes new members interested in stretching into creative writing, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry or scripts. We meet at 10 a.m . on the second Saturday of the month. For details, contact Mart Kelle, email@example.com.
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