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Peg Kehret
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Noise vs. News: What's Your Source? (Videos)

Noise vs. News is a collaborative project between Illinois Valley Community College’s Jacobs Library and LaSalle Library.  Offered on every Thursday, in April, Noise vs. News will bring scholars, journalists, and the public, together, in an exploration of professional and public responsibilities related to establishing truth in news, and using that knowledge as a first step in finding common ground. In this important and timely series, program topics will include the First Amendment and its protections, “fake” news detection, the ethics of journalism, and the importance of truth and courage in maintaining a democracy. 

Videos

For closed captioned videos, click here (you will be sent to a playlist)

Click on the links below to view each video separately.  Some of these videos are not closed captioned.  If you would like closed captioned, view the playlist above. Thanks!

The First Amendment & the Free Press (April 6th, 2017)
presented by Amanda Cook Fesperman, IVCC
"The First Amendment & the Free Press

Online Journalism and the Proliferation of Fake News (April 13th, 2017)
presented by Bill Cassidy, NIU
"Online Journalism and the Proliferation of Fake News" 

The Allure of Fake News: Journalism, Ethics, and Critical Thinking
(April 29th, 2017)
Presented by Stephanie Craft, U of I Urbana-Champaign
The Allure of Fake News: Journalism, Ethics, and Critical Thinking

Through the Eyes of the Journalist (Panel Discussion) (April 27th, 2017)
Moderated by Amanda Cook Fesperman
Panelists: David Giuliani, Reporter, The Times; Jeff Dankert, Reporter, NewsTribune; Jenna Dooley, Reporter, WNIJ and Host of All Things Considered

Through the Eyes of the Journalist (Panel Discussion)

At each of the events there will be an audience question and answer session.  All four events are free and open to the public.  Funding for “Noise vs. News” is made possible through a grant from the Reaching Across Illinois Library System.