Year: 2018

Prof. Sissel McCarthy presents at John Jay College

Prof. McCarthy presents at John JayJournalism Professor Sissel McCarthy made the case that news literacy is a must-have core competency for all students at the CUNY IT Conference at John Jay College last week. In her talk, “How to Spot Fake News and Stay News Literate: A New Core Competency”, McCarthy told the audience about a Pew Research study earlier this year that shows 7 in 10 people have news fatigue and feel overwhelmed by the amount of news they encounter on their digital devices. New technologies that make it possible and profitable to spread misinformation are another challenge facing the public. Read More