News or Not?
Fake news, journalism and you
Hey teachers! Are you covering media literacy with your classes? Have you ever read something online that you think might be untrue? In this fast-paced world of news and social media, it is hard to decipher what is fake and what is really true.
In the lead up to World Press Freedom Day, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and CBC Manitoba have partnered to offer students and teachers access to a one-time online event called News or not? Fake news, journalism and you. The topic and content are suitable for classes from grades 6 and up.
Presented by CBC Manitoba's Regional Communications and Marketing Manager, Gabriela Klimes, this free 45-minute session will help students explore three concepts:
What is fake news?
How to develop skills to spot fake news
Why credible journalism matters
Pre-event registration for this free event is required. Middle and high school teachers everywhere are encouraged to register their classes to participate. The first two classes to register will each receive a complimentary Participant Party Kit composed of CBC Manitoba and Canadian Museum for Human Rights swag, including pins, bookmarks, and pens. There's even a mug for teacher!
World Press Freedom Day is held annually as a reminder to governments of the need to respect commitments to press freedom; for media professionals it is a day of reflection on industry issues and ethics. On World Press Freedom Day everyone is invited to show support for press freedom, for those who work in the media, and for journalists who lost their lives in pursuit of a story.
Date: May 2, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. CT.
Location: Online program for classes grades 6+, tickets are free but registration is required.
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