Live Webinar: Meaning making in the age of fake news
Free Webinar for members only. Fake news, misinformation, bias, trolls, conspiracies, clickbait…welcome to the age of a relentless, brutal, and manipulative 24-7 news and information cycle. How do we negotiate the mire of agendas, opinions, and propaganda that can be created by anyone from your next-door neighbour to a state-sponsored organisation? The questions are endless. The answers can confuse. In this presentation by journalist, television producer and author, James Knight, we will learn about how we can best equip ourselves and our students to negotiate the precarious path of meaning-making at a time when it pays not to believe anything we see, read, or hear online. This presentation will examine the history of media lies. It will then progress to the traps of today’s world where every single one of us can be an influential public broadcaster at a time when too many online protagonists manipulate information for personal, professional, or political gain. The presentation will finish with some common sense tips that are underpinned by one central theme: ‘Be careful, this is the news.’
With James Knight
Tuesday 10 August 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Free for PETAA members, however numbers are strictly limited. Please register so you receive links to access the webinar. This webinar is unavailable to non-members.
Please note: you must be logged in as a member to register. If your school is a member you need to create your own personal login so that you can access this webinar and all other PETAA resources. If you are unable to create a login contact us at [email protected] If several teachers from your school will be joining, please just register one person and stream this in your staff room.