Media Literacy and Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
Boise State University – Wednesday, April 11
Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom
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Please join us for a public discussion between students, educators, and journalists exploring the intersections between journalism, media literacy and student voice.
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8:30am Breakfast and Registration
President Robert Kustra, Boise State Idaho
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, NAMLE
Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District
Dr. Seth Ashley, Associate Professor, Communications, Boise State University
9:30am Listen Up, Adults, Generation Z is here.
Moderated by Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, NAMLE
Generation Z is the first generation of humans to have experienced modern communication technology and social media from the day they were born. Adults have a lot to say about them and their relationship with technology and media. This conversation will be a chance for them to give their perspective and input on how they navigate the information landscape.
Jack Briggs, Boise State University
Jordan Erb, Boise State University
Taylor Munson, Online editor, The Arbiter
Acey Norris, Boise High Schol
Annabelle Terry, Boise High School
10:15am Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for the Truth Report
Laura Macomber, Journalism and Press Freedom Project Manager, Pen America
10:30am Imagine 2060: Exploring the future of journalism, media literacy and student voice
Sangita Shresthova, Media and Culture Researcher, Scholar, University of Southern California
If anything was possible, what would you want the world of journalism and media literacy to be like in the year 2060? What are your aspirations when it comes to news, truth and storytelling and other issues of concern? How can they inspire us to act today?
These are the questions we’ll answer together in this creative, collaborative session on the civic imagination – our collective vision for what a better tomorrow might look like. Come and learn about the civic imagination, connect with others, and put your dreams into action.
11:30am Lunch Break
12pm Breakout Sessions
Student Breakout: Join Frankie Barnhill (Boise State Public Radio) and Bill Manny (Idaho Statesman) for an open discussion about their career path and journalism today.
Teacher Breakout: Join Barbara McCormack, VP of Education, Newseum for a professional development workshop: Who’s Afraid of Fake News? Responding to Misleading Media Even if your students can spot fake news, what should they do about it? Explore the real consequences of this phenomenon and how you can help your students shape the reach and impact of fake news.
BSU Breakout: Civic Imagination: Roadmaps, Stories, Journalism, Media Literacy and Calls to Action with Sangita Shresthova, Media and Culture Researcher, Scholar, University of Southern California.
1pm The State of Media Literacy in Idaho
This panel will explore media literacy in Idaho with a multi-staker holder approach. What are the challenges journalists and educators face in the ever-growing information landscape? How can journalists and educators work together to move beyond the “fake news” discussion and on to a more comprehensive discussion about news and information? What do students need to understand the news and participate as active citizens in today’s world? What are we doing to meet these needs and goals?
Deana Brown, Boise State Librarian
Michelle Harmon, Journalism Education Association, former Borah High media advisor
Ryan Hill, Communications Specialist, Boise School District
Jason Lantz, Deputy Editor, Idaho Statesman
Kari Wardle, Idaho Public Television
2pm A Conversation with Tim Reid, U.S. National Affairs Correspondent, Reuters
Tim Reid joined Reuters in 2010 from The Times of London where he was Washington correspondent for eight years and a foreign correspondent prior to that with assignments ranging from Afghanistan and Zimbabwe to Jordan, Pakistan and Qatar. Tim was also embedded with the U.S. Fifth Fleet during President Bill Clinton’s 1998 bombing of Iraq. Tim has covered four U.S. presidential elections and seven U.S. mid-term elections, plus six mass shootings in the U.S., coups and the terrible earthquake in Haiti, and drug wars in Mexico. At Reuters, Tim has been an investigative reporter, and has also covered the nexus of economics and politics in Washington, municipal finance and the 2008 financial crash. Tim has been based in Ohio since July 2017 and has travelled extensively in the Midwest and other regions to better report on issues most important to supporters of President Donald Trump. Tim was part of a Reuters team that produced a series of Special Reports into the use of police Tasers, or stun guns. The series has been entered for a Pulitzer Prize this year and earlier this month won a SABEW award for explanatory journalism.
3pm Q&A and Open Discussion
3:30pm Wrap Up
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