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Behind the headlines: Reporters and news consumers in a 24/7 media world

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Reading news on a smart phone

Reading news on a smart phoneIn today’s news media environment, we face choices about which voices to listen to. At a time when it’s not always clear who is providing the news, we want to know which sources are credible.

And, in a 24/7 news cycle, those gathering the news have the pressure of time — who will get the story out first?

Concerned about our media? Take a break from the news for this special event.

Please join us Oct. 21, 7 p.m. (central time) for a panel discussion that examines the current state of news gathering and the challenges of training tomorrow’s reporters, while providing tips on how to be a better and more responsible news consumer.

The event is free. Please make a reservation to receive instructions for connecting via Zoom.

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Meet the panelists

Star Tribune reporter Kelly Smith will comment on the current state of the news industry, media ethics, and journalistic practices.

Gayle Golden, from the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism, will discuss media literacy in the classroom and the education of journalists in today’s crowded and confusing media landscape.

Lindsay Matts-Benson, University of Minnesota Libraries, will explain how the Libraries helps U of M students develop critical thinking skills and good media consumption habits.

Cody Hennesy, journalism and mass communications librarian, will moderate the panel discussion and the audience Q & A that follows.

Co-sponsored by the Hubbard School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota and the Star Tribune.

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