Presentation Title

“Fake It 2 Make It”: Using CMLE to Fight “Fake News,” Challenge “Conspiracy Theory,” Scrape “SCADs,” and Produce Independent News in our Digital Age

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Rob Williams is the founding president of the Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME), and teaches a wide variety of media, communications, journalism, history, environmental policy and global studies courses at the University of Vermont and Champlain College. He is the co-editor of Media Education for a Digital Generation (Routledge, 2016) and Most Likely To Secede (Vermont Independence Press, 2012), as well as a wide variety of CMLE-focused chapters and articles.

Type of Presentation

Individual presentation

Brief Description of Presentation

Our hands-on, multimedia, participatory workshop will consider definitions of “fake” versus “real” news, update the Hermann/Chomsky “Propaganda Model of News” for the digital age by adding five new filters to the epistemological mix, and explore our syllabus for a new UVM course entitled “Critical Thinking About Conspiracy Theory,” which blends CMLE, history, politics in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADs).

Abstract of Proposal

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Start Date

2-23-2018 2:45 PM

End Date

2-23-2018 3:45 PM

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“Fake It 2 Make It”: Using CMLE to Fight “Fake News,” Challenge “Conspiracy Theory,” Scrape “SCADs,” and Produce Independent News in our Digital Age

See above - presentation.