Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week, hosted by National Association for Media Literacy Education, will be held from Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28.  Now in its eighth year, Media Literacy Week is intended to promote the important role of media literacy in education today. To celebrate, IU East will be hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, October 27, at 2:00 in Hayes 142 (in the library.)  In addition to IU East, multiple IU campuses are hosting Media Literacy Week events, including IUPUI and IUPUC, and most of these other events are available on Zoom

The IU East panel discussion will focus on voting and will feature faculty members Andrea Quenette, E. Scott Lee and KT Lowe. Dr. Quenette is Associate Professor of Communications, where her research focuses on political communication.  She is deeply interested in issues connecting social media, political information and political participation.  Her work has been published in the International Journal of Communication and Mass Communication and Society.  She has been at IU East since 2017.

Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of Political Science and began at IU East in 2016.  His research focuses on public policy, particularly with regards to environmental concerns.  In addition to his degree in political science, he also holds a juris doctor.  His work has been published in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development.

KT Lowe is Assistant Librarian for Instruction at IU East, where she has been since 2015.  Her research centers on social information practices and misinformation, with a focus on protest music.  She is also the creator of the Fake News LibGuide, the first-ever developed resource for librarians based on instructing others about misinformation. 

All three panelists will be discussing the topic of elections and information, with attention given to voting integrity, how COVID affected voting patterns and how the media portrays international conflict.  The panel will also discuss strategies for identifying misinformation and critical thinking with regard to assessing information sources.  The event is open to all students, staff and faculty and the public is welcome, in person or via Zoom.

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