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Media Literacy Week: IU experts available to comment

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — U.S. National Media Literacy Week, Oct. 24 to 28, brings attention to the importance of being able to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication. Media literacy empowers people to make informed decisions and be active citizens but has become challenging due to the quick spread of misinformation on social media.

Indiana University experts are available to discuss the importance of media literacy, how to find credible sources and the role of media literacy in the midterm elections.

For more information, contact Barbara Brosher at bbrosher@iu.edu or 812-855-1175.

Nicholas Casas
IU Northwest

Nicholas Casas

John W. Anderson Library
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Nicholas “Nico” Casas is assistant librarian for teaching and learning at IU Northwest, where he works with a team of other librarians to deliver instruction sessions for classes throughout campus with an emphasis on information literacy. His research interests include fake news and misinformation.

Expertise

Information literacy, fake news, misinformation, media, information warfare, Wikipedia, plagiarism.

KT Lowe
IU East

KT Lowe

Library

KT Lowe, assistant librarian for instruction at IU East, developed the Fake News LibGuide, likely the first library guide dedicated to the topic, with over 105,000 views worldwide. 

Expertise

Fake news, information literacy, misinformation, the history of chocolate.

Jason Peifer
IU Bloomington

Jason Peifer

The Media School

Jason Peifer is an associate professor of journalism in The Media School at Indiana University. With professional experience in public radio, Peifer teaches on topics related to public opinion, media ethics, political humor/entertainment, the foundations of journalism and news literacy.

Expertise

Media perceptions, news trust, journalism studies, political communication, political entertainment, satirical news.

Media

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