Knowing the News: Media Literacy and the Threat of COVID-19 Disinformation

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Part One of Two-Part Series
Access to accurate information is an integral component of free expression and essential to public health and civic engagement, especially during a pandemic rife with both misinformation and disinformation. Media literacy has become a chillingly vital prerequisite to responsibly consume information about the illness amid the constant threat of COVID-19 disinformation.

As the public faces renewed concerns about misleading content amid COVID-19 on top of the ongoing threat of disinformation during an election year, PEN America and the Denver Public Library present a workshop to help strengthen media literacy skills. Using timely examples rooted in and relevant to Colorado and live tutorials, participants will learn how to better defend themselves against false news—about coronavirus and disinformation in other contexts—and how to support balanced media consumption for the health of their news diets. Participants will leave equipped to consume news with a critical eye, ready to discern the veracity of the information they see online.

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