Thursday, November 7th from 6:00-7:30
Registration begins October 15th
Description: Complaints of fake and biased information are heard everywhere these days. Popular services on the internet often promote partisan attitudes and arguments. So how can a responsible person make sure the news they read, watch and listen to is accurate and fair? News literacy programs offer an answer, encouraging a mindful and disciplined approach to consuming news and being an informed citizen in a democracy.
Kevin Noblet, of Barkhamsted, was a journalist for four decades, starting on Connecticut newspapers and then working as a reporter and editor for The Associated Press in New Orleans, New York and overseas. He finished his career at Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. A former Norman Fellow at Harvard University, he taught journalism at Columbia and Ohio universities. He now teaches a news literacy course at Northwest Connecticut Community College in the spring semester.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.