Reuters MLW 2018

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Reuters and NAMLE partnered on another great Media Literacy Week event on Friday, November 9 from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

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See the press release here.

One page agenda can be found here.

The majority of the U.S. midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of 100 seats in the Senate will be up for election. These elections will have serious implications for the U.S. moving forward. Just three days later, on November 9, 2018, we will be bringing together journalists, educators and students to discuss the results of the election and to ask important questions.  What have we learned since the 2016 presidential election about how elections are covered by the news media? Did the fake news phenomena have an effect on the midterms? Were voters more savvy and more media literate? Did social media continue to play a significant role? We will hear from journalists who covered the elections and students who voted for the first time.

8:30am Breakfast and Registration

9am Welcome and Introductions

Steve Adler, Reuters President and Editor-in-Chief

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, National Association for Media Literacy Education

9:15am – 10:15am Midterm Elections – What Did We Learn?

Moderated by Leela De Kretser, U.S. Managing Editor, Reuters.com

Panelists include:

Stephanie Brumsey, Producer, Reuters

David Gaffen, Editor-in-Charge, Energy Markets News, Reuters

Patrick Hedlund, Social Media/Off-Platform Editor, Wall Street Journal

Liesl Schillinger, Journalism Professor at The New School

10:15am – 11:00am First Time Voters Panel

This panel discussion will focus on the experience of four 18 year olds who are voting the first time on November 6, 2018. The discussion will include conversation about the reasons to vote, youth civic engagement, the impact media and celebrity have on teens’ relationship with politics.

Moderated by Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, NAMLE Executive Director

Panelists include:

Sarah Baum, 18-year-old freshman at Hofstra University studying journalism and public policy 

Jordan Gilchrist, 18 year old senior at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School, Philadelphia

Qhidir Rashid, 18 year old senior at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School, Philadelphia

Isabella Gonzalez, 18-year-old senior at Livingston High School High School, NJ

11am – 11:15am Introducing the 22X20 Initiative

22×20 is a groundbreaking national campaign that supports youth, building nonpartisan media literacy skills to interpret, critique, and respond to political messages as a critical step towards engagement.

Catherine Burgess and Margaret Irving, The Lamp

11:15am – 12pm Be MediaWise: An Interactive Fact Checking Session

Can you spot fact from fake? It’s harder than you might think. Learn fact-checking and verification techniques from expert fact-checkers, and how you can spread those skills into your schools.

Workshop led by Katy Byron, The Poynter Institute as the Editor & Program Manager of the MediaWise

12pm – 12:30pm Mix and Mingle

For more information about the speakers, click here. 

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