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Student media faces a breakdown in communication with most media relations sources on campus. YOON SEO NAM/STATESMAN FILE

If we want journalism to survive, it begins with self-evaluation

Steven Keehner April 4, 2021
#OPINION If we want to continue to tell stories, we need to adapt and change. But rather than straying from our roots, we should reconsider why they were planted in the first place.
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Official logos of social media companies. People have taken to social media in order to spread information in the form of threads.Official logos of social media companies. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Before you post, fact-check yourself

Matt Venezia August 7, 2020
#OPINION Users are taking advantage of social media spaces to have conversations about relevant issues from COVID-19 to the crisis in Yemen. However, some of these widely-shared posts have contained fallacies ranging from harmless to potentially harmful.
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The Center for News Literacy office, located on fourth floor of the Frank Melville Memorial Library. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

News consumers need to freshen up their news literacy skills

James Bowen January 26, 2020
The internet is an abyss of information which can serve as a helping hand for its younger users, but a Rubix cube for older ones.
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Washington Post editor discusses science and transparency at latest ‘My Life As’ lecture

Washington Post editor discusses science and transparency at latest ‘My Life As’ lecture

Brianne Ledda October 2, 2019
“You may notice that we got a new goth motto,” Laura Helmuth, science editor at The Washington Post, said at Stony Brook University’s latest “My Life As” event on Monday, Sept. 23.
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Todd Gitlin speaking at Harvard Heat Week back in 2012.  350.ORG/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Columbia professor Todd Gitlin talks populism, democracy and fake news

Mike Adams November 5, 2017
“Democracy is not simply a political system in which elections take place and majorities rule,” Gitlin said. “Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires alert, thoughtful and engaged citizens, and they are scarce.”
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Carl Zimmer speaking at the Science and Skepticism Northeast Conference back in 2011. Zimmer  TERRY ROBINSON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 2.0

Columnist Carl Zimmer discusses how fake news hurts scientists

Katherine Hoey October 22, 2017
He discussed the power of fake news in affecting the credibility of the science community — especially in regard to climate change.
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Center for News Literacy Assistant Director Jonathan Anzalone teaches a news literacy class to Stony Brook University students. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

News literacy matters

Andrew Goldstein February 26, 2017
The Center for News Literacy, and other organizations like it, are teaching essential skills for our age of information and misinformation.
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New York Times Editor Dean Baquet discusses his life as a journalist at My Life As... on Feb. 23. SKYLER GILBERT/THE STATESMAN

New York Times executive editor talks Trump, fake news and the future

Mike Adams February 26, 2017
The conversation began with a discussion of Donald Trump, mainly the Times’ coverage of the 2016 presidential election and subsequent coverage of the newly minted president.
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Center for News Literacy Assistant Director Jonathan Anzalone teaches a news literacy class to Stony Brook University students. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

News Literacy program shows students how to spot fake news

Anna Correa February 19, 2017
The Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook teaches students to critically analyze the news and determine whether or not it is reliable.
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