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Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool
Presenter: Sarah Brandt, Vice President of News Literacy Outreach for NewsGuard
When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:30-2:00PM (CST)

Are your patrons savvy news consumers? Can they tell real from fake? The proliferation of fake news has clouded the digital landscape and made news literacy an essential skill for students and adults alike. NewsGuard, a company founded by a team of veteran journalists, has created a free tool to help people better navigate search results and social media feeds. In this webinar, NewsGuard will demonstrate how libraries have been using NewsGuard's browser extension to help their patrons surf the internet and conduct research with more knowledge of the credibility and transparency of websites producing their news. NewsGuard rates and reviews thousands of news and information websites using nine journalistic standards, issuing each site a red or green rating indicating whether the website generally maintains basic standards of accuracy and accountability. With the extension installed, NewsGuard's badges appear next to links on social media platforms and search engines, enabling users to click and learn more about the website's practices by reading NewsGuard's full review.

Note: The presenter of this session is not a lawyer and no legal advice can be provided as part of this session.

Register for the webinar through our calendar.

Note: If registration is full please email ndsltrain@nd.gov to get the recording.


Digital Horizons: A Treasure Trove
Presenter: Angela Houser, Continuing Education Coordinator
When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:30-2:00PM (CST)

In the last couple of years you have been hearing a lot about Digital Horizons and what it has to offer your library. This webinar will go over the treasure trove of information that is housed in the archive, how it can help with genealogical research, and how you can contribute to it.

Register for the webinar through our calendar.

Disclaimer: There must be at least 5 participants signed up for the webinar by Monday, March 18th. We will not have the live session if there are not enough participants.


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