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Books opened up a whole new world to me.  Through them I discovered new ideas, traveled to new places, and met new people.  Books helped me learn to understand other people and they taught me a lot about myself.  …  Some books you never forget.  Some characters become your friends for life.

Judy Blume
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 was a collaborative project between Illinois Valley Community College’s Jacobs Library and LaSalle Library.  It brought 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, topics will include the First Amendment and its protections, "fake" news detection, the the ethics of journalism, and the importance of truth and courage in maintaining a democracy. 

The four programs were live-streamed and later, archived and closed captioned in English and Spanish.  


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

Funding for “Noise vs. News” is made possible through a grant from the Reaching Across Illinois Library System.