ImagineIF to Host ‘Fake News’ Workshop at FVCC

ImagineIF is partnering with FVCC to host a community conversation with members of local and regional news media

By Beacon Staff

ImagineIF Libraries is hosting a public event at Flathead Valle Community College to discuss the rapid dissemination of information and the emergence of “fake news.”

ImagineIF is partnering with FVCC to host a community conversation with members of local and regional news media, including the Flathead Beacon.

The workshop will take place on May 24 at 6 p.m. in room AT139 at FVCC. Kim Crowley, ImagineIF director, will facilitate a discussion with Montana Public Radio’s Eric Whitney, the Beacon’s Molly Priddy, and the Daily Inter Lake’s editor, Frank Miele.

Fake news, published information that is deliberately false or misleading, is a timely, vital topic of conversation, ImagineIF staff said in a press release announcing the event.

“It is a core responsibility of all libraries to encourage information literacy and critical thinking skills, and libraries are well-positioned to raise awareness on this subject and prepare our community to identify bias and falsehood,” said ImagineIF Senior Librarian, Sean Anderson.

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