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Stephanie Craft, Defining and Measuring News Literacy

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Sep 21, 2022   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Stephanie Craft
Contact
Center for Advanced Study
E-Mail
cas@cas.illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

CAS Initiative on Conspiracy, Misinformation, and the Infodemic

The rapid spread of misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased calls for news literacy to help reduce endorsement of misinformation, conspiracy theories, and other falsehoods. Recent research showing that individuals with higher levels of news literacy are more likely to reject COVID-19 misinformation and conspiratorial thinking suggests that improving news literacy could be part of a strategy to equip individuals to reject health misinformation. However, varied approaches will be necessary to engage with groups that differ in political orientation, race, age and news consumption habits.

About the speaker | Stephanie Craft

Head, Department of Journalism

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