Monday Mornings: Propaganda, Media Literacy, and Democracy

Monday, October 79:30—10:30 AMSohier RoomMain Library32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, 01915

Signs point to a bleak picture in media literacy today: there’s a documented inability of young people to understand the online media they consume. We are met with vast volumes of political disinformation on social media and human cognitive processes push us toward confirmation bias and selective exposure. This talk will explore the many efforts in education and journalism to increase the media literacy skills so vital to democracy. We’ll also examine the challenges facing this endeavor. Professor Amy Callahan has studied this issue from many angles, as a former journalist, public relations professional, and media literacy education scholar.

Free and open to adults. Light refreshments available at 9 AM. Info: Ona at or 978-921-6062.

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