Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

“Fake News: Its Challenges, Consequences, and Rise”-Marty Gagnon at Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland

January 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST

The Camden Conference presents Marty Gagnon at Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland on January 16 at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to all.

This thoughtful presentation offers tips to look critically and analyze digital, television, and print media resources. Through videos and slides, the session will examine the history of misinformation and the psychology of irrationality brought about by biases and social forces. We will also examine the role of technology in the creation and spread of “fake news” and suggest helpful resources to verify images and fact check news stories.

Gagnon, a former journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire, has worked on several media literacy initiatives, including The Media Literacy at Your Library, a project of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with many other partners.

In 2018, Gagnon used the training and his past experiences in the journalism field to create a media literacy and “fake news” class at the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College along with a series of events at the library and a companion website. The site is non-partisan and takes no advertising


January 16, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Event Categories:
, , , ,


Camden Conference
(207) 236-1034
View Organizer Website


Prince Memorial Library
266 Main St
Cumberland Center, ME 04021 United States
+ Google Map