San Diego Library Reporters to Start Media Literacy Program – NBC 7 San Diego
The San Diego Public Library is launching a series of free programs that will focus on media literacy and include discussions on political reporting, investigative journalism and ‘fake news’, starting with a virtual panel discussion with local reporters at 6 p.m. Monday. night.
“The library is a place of information and education, and that education extends to the media that people consume every day,” said Misty Jones, director of the San Diego Public Library. “News comes to us quickly these days, and by opening a discussion on media literacy, the library hopes to encourage people to take a critical look at what they read and watch.”
The first program in the four-panel series is “Where Do We Go From Here: Life After The Trump White House” and will focus on how reporters report on elected officials. The program will be hosted by San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial and Opinion Director Matthew Hall and feature Kate Morrissey, immigration reporter for the Union-Tribune; Ismael Estrada, editor-in-chief of NBC 7 San Diego; Chris Megerian, White House reporter for the Los Angeles Times; investigative journalist Jean Guerrero; and Alex Presha of ABC News.
“This series is an effort by local journalistic organizations and the City of San Diego to raise awareness and appreciation for why journalism is important, what it is and what it is not,” said Hall, who is also president of the Society of Professional. Journalists. “Media literacy has never been more important.”
The series is a partnership between SDPL and the San Diego Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists Pro Chapter, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists San Diego-Tijuana Chapter, and the Online News Association San Diego Chapter.
To register for the program, click here. Other programs will be announced at a later date.