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How to be a smart news consumer

A free public program at Hofstra University Oct. 27


How do you decide what’s news and what’s not? Can a blog or social media be trusted? Just because it’s online, on TV or in print, does that make it real?

Learn how to decipher fact from fiction in a program sponsored by the Press Club of Long Island and Hofstra on Wednesday, Oct. 27, featuring a news-gathering and news-judgment simulation, a panel discussion on media literacy and a buffet dinner.

The program, “How to Be A Smart News Consumer in the Digital Age,” will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Hofstra Student Center Theater and Multi-Purpose Room.

The panelists are Doug Geed from News 12 Long Island, Joye Brown, a Newsday columnist, and Paul Mihailidis, 
Hofstra assistant professor of journalism, media studies and public relations. Evan W. Cornog, dean of Hofstra’s School of Communication, will be the moderator.

Pre-registration is required. Email us at info@pcli.org. The public is encouraged to attend. Sponsored by a grant from the Society of Professional Journalists.