Gimme Some Truth
Unity Forum: Interrupting Bias
6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 26
WDET’s Sandra Svoboda will present “Gimme Some Truth: Spotting Fake News in the Real World” as part of this annual event, presented by the Troy Area Alliance Against Hate Crimes.” More information here.
Gimme Some Truth: At the Plymouth District Library
10 a.m. to Noon, Thursday, June 21
Gimme Some Truth: At the Southfield Public Library
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Gimme Some Truth: At Wayne State University School of Information Sciences
Thursday, Oct. 25
Developed by the Newseum as part of its media literacy effort, the E.S.C.A.P.E. approach means validating information by enacting the concepts behind acronym: Evidence, Source, Context, Audience, Purpose and Execution.
If you're wondering about the accuracy of something someone posted on social media, Snopes probably can tell you. Relevant. Timely. Well-researched. Snopes.com covers "stories" related to breaking news events and long-time so-called urban legends.
With specialized subsites for health, science, political literacy, and internet rumors, FactCheck.org also lets you ask questions. It's run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters and aims to "reduce the level of deception and confusion in American politics. The site also has annotated transcripts of Trump's remarks.
Check out the side-by-side looks at real Facebook conversations from different perspectives, as provided by the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper created a "blue" feed and a "red" feed and assigned conservative or liberal alignment for the story sources. The site presents them side-by-side so you can compare the approaches that appear in our feeds, depending on what Facebook essentially "chooses" for us.
What started as an election year project became an ongoing website to verify or correct what U.S. politicians say. Operated by the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies, PolitiFact also runs a companion website, PunditFact, fact checks TV's talking heads, bloggers, columnists, political analysts, and hosts and guests on talk shows.
Past WDET "Gimme Some Truth" Events:
Ferndale Area District Library, Thursday, Jan. 25
You Heard it on WDET:
On Point airs on WDET 101.9 FM at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. weekdays.
Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson airs on WDET 101.9 FM at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays.
If you're interested in working with WDET to host an event, please contact Sandra Svoboda at 313-577-4255 or email@example.com
Credit to Jeff Milo for originating the series.
Support for this work, part of WDET's collaborations with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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