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Auburn Public Library

49 Spring Street
Auburn, ME 04210 United States

January 2020

Avocado Toast and other Health Claims: The Challenge of Medical Reporting and Misinformation-Marty Gagnon at Auburn Public Library

January 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street
Auburn, ME 04210 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Marty Gagnon on Tuesday, January 7 at 1pm at the Auburn Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the challenges for the reporter and information consumer in assessing the validity of a health report.  The session will look closely at some of the common myths which drive policy on issues such as immigration and vaccination. Gagnon, prior to his work in the public library profession, was a journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire.  In October 2017, Gagnon and a small team from the Auburn Public Library along with Sun Journal Editor Judith Myers traveled to Chicago to participate in a media literacy initiative. The Media Literacy at Your Library was a project of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with many other partners.  The training and interactive workshop featured the…

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Industrial Propaganda and Its Contribution to Fake News-Marty Gagnon at the Auburn Public Library

January 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street
Auburn, ME 04210 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Marty Gagnon on Tuesday, January 14 at 1pm at the Auburn Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Using three industry case standards, this presentation will highlight how big business can make the choice to manipulate the media and contribute to the pool of “Fake News.” Gagnon, prior to his work in the public library profession, was a journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire.  In October 2017, Gagnon and a small team from the Auburn Public Library along with Sun Journal Editor Judith Myers traveled to Chicago to participate in a media literacy initiative. The Media Literacy at Your Library was a project of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with many other partners.  The training and interactive workshop featured the curriculum of the Stony Brook University Center for News. In 2018, Gagnon used the training and his past…

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Fake News: Its Rise and Challenges-Marty Gagnon at the Auburn Public Library

January 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street
Auburn, ME 04210 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Marty Gagnon on Tuesday, January 21 at 1pm at the Auburn Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. This brief session will provide participants with tips to look critically and analyze both 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. This insightful presentation 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, prior to his work in the public library profession, was a journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire.  In October 2017, Gagnon and a small team from the Auburn Public Library along with Sun Journal Editor Judith Myers traveled to Chicago to participate in a media literacy initiative.…

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