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Thursday, April 13, 2023, 7 p.m.
Whatcom Community College
231 W Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
So much information! What is true? The authors of “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World” tell how to sort it out.
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With an avalanche of distortion and unsubstantiated opinion coming from every direction, how can we sort out what is true and what is misleading, false or fake news?
By every measure, robust local journalism is vital for strong democracy and healthy communities. Media literacy and trustworthy news sources are vital for the survival of healthy communities and even democracy itself, particularly in the face of polarizing misinformation and disinformation insinuated into our social media channels.
So how do we decide what in the vast sea of information is actually true?
Come join the discussion with educators and nationally acclaimed authors of “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World” Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West — hear about how to sift out misleading information and untruths and decide for yourself what is true.
- Salish Current
- Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education
- Whatcom Community College
In partnership with
- Village Books
Trust 2022: Why Independent Local News is Important to a Strong Democracy
Free online forum — March 17, 2022
- Video recording
- “Local journalism is key for healthy communities: forum,” Salish Current, March 18, 2022
The crisis of disappearing local news readership and news literacy has resulted in the proliferation of misinformation, political polarization and mistrust of democratic institutions.
Nationally respected journalists Margaret Sullivan and Hedrick Smith and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson told why local journalism is essential for rebuilding trust in democratic institutions, and how independent local newsrooms can serve as viable, innovative community resources.
Sponsored by nonprofit newsroom Salish Current, serving Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties, in partnership with Village Books.