VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Understanding Media: Assessing News, Misinformation, Disinformation, and Deepfakes
It’s easy to blame “the media” for fueling society’s ills, but what do journalists actually do and how strong are media effects? In this presentation, you will hear an overview of cutting-edge research on journalism practices and learn helpful tips on how to assess media bias, misinformation, disinformation and deepfakes in news and on social media.
Presenter Dr. Andrea Hickerson is a Professor, the Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and an Associate Dean in the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina. She conducts research on journalism routines with an emphasis on technology use and political communication. She is a member of an interdisciplinary research team based at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she worked for 10 years, developing a deepfake tool for journalists.
Registration required with an email address. This program will be held via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom log in.
- Monday, December 7, 2020
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Irondequoit Public Library