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Arming Students in the Fight Against Flawed Sources and Fake News


Sep 17, 2020 07:43 AM

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Dr. Joel Adams
Curriculum Manager @International Baccalaureate Global Centre
Joel is a curriculum manager at the International Baccalaureate Global Centre where he collaborates with global educators and experts on the design of courses and assessments that are delivered each year to over 100,000 students in 150 countries. Prior to joining the IB, Joel completed his doctorate and post-doctorate studies from the University of Florida. For ten years he worked with young people in an inner-city school in Florida. With the IB, he has helped launch a new film and filmmaking curriculum for secondary students and is now revising their visual arts course and creating a social studies and humanities course called “digital society.” He has presented and led educator workshops in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Len Apcar
Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy @Louisiana State University
Len is a fellow at the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs and a Professional-in-Residence. His teaching interests include how people can evaluate both media sources and information so they can fully participate in our representative democracy. He has been a frequent speaker to Louisiana civic and educational groups and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong. In a nearly 40-year professional career at The New York Times and at the Wall Street Journal, he has been a reporter, Web editor, Washington editor, and Asia editor. He holds an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in political science from Claremont McKenna College in California.
Steven Brill
Co-CEO @Newsguard
Steven is a longtime journalist and co-founder and co-CEO of NewsGuard, He is the founder of Court TV, The American Lawyer magazine, and Brill’s Content Magazine. He founded the Yale Journalism Initiative in 2001 at Yale, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale College and Yale Law School. He teaches journalism at Yale. Brill’s special report in TIME – “Bitter Pill: How Medical Bills Are Killing Us” – won a 2014 National Magazine Award and inspired his 2015 bestseller, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System. Brill’s latest book, Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall– and Those Fighting to Reverse It, became a bestseller when it was published by Knopf in May 2018.