US Embassy in London

Media Literacy versus Fake News: Critical Thinking, Resilience and Civic Engagement

Leading media literacy researchers from the US and UK will come together in London with teachers, librarians, journalists, digital media producers and young people to tackle disinformation with media literacy.

At the London event, these key stakeholders in this crucial societal issue will listen to young people and share perspectives, working to a collective aim – a practical strategy for harnessing media literacy to develop young people’s resilience to ‘fake news’, with a focus on case studies from both the UK and the US.

A series of interactive workshops will culminate in the research team capturing the raw material for an online, open access toolkit for media literacy resilience.

Friday 16th March – Open Event (free, register in advance HERE)
Registration 6pm
Presentations / Panel: 6.30
Wine reception: 8 – 8.30

Saturday 16th March – invited participants (registration required HERE)
9.30 Registration
10 – 12.45 Workshops
12.45 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.30 Plenary

Here East, Olympic Park, Loughborough University London

Speakers / workshop leaders will include
David Buckingham
Monica Bulger
Paul Mihailidis
Anna Feigenbaum
Roman Gerodimos
Karen Fowler-Watt

Project Lead: Julian McDougall, Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, UK.

This project is funded by the US Embassy in London and led by CEMP at Bournemouth University with support from the UK Media Education Association.