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Breaking News @ The Library

The San Diego Public Library’s Breaking News @ The Library program series is the result of a training grant awarded to the Library by the American Library Association (ALA). The ALA operates the Media Literacy @ Your Library project in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy @ Stony Brook University and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Rita Allen Foundation.
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Upcoming Events

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Be A Citizen Journalist
 
Have you ever wondered how reporters come up with the news they publish or how the news works?  Then come to one of these sessions at different Branch locations to learn the basics of the news business from local working journalists who will answer your questions on what goes into covering the news of the day.  Learn the difference between real news and "fake" news. Presented by San Diego U-T, San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, and San Diego Press Club.
 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.            
Kensington-Normal Heights Library

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.            
Pacific Beach/Taylor Library

 

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 2 p.m.
College-Rolando Branch Library
 
Unveil the hidden forces that determine what news you see: algorithms, bots and what you need to know in today's media landscape. Workshop with Dr Amy  Schmitz Weiss of SDSU School of Journalism.

Previous Programs

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January 31, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Central Library | Shiley Special Events Suite
 
Learn the basics of the news business from local working journalists and become your own citizen reporter. Presented by the San Diego Press Club, San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
 

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February 20, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
 
Learn how to become a better news consumer as librarians share techniques for assessing news reports in the current media landscape.
 

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February 28, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Central Library | Shiley Special Events Suite
 
Join us for this panel discussion about how the media shapes stereotypes and perception. The panel will discuss minority representation in today’s newsrooms and how they’re working to increase minority voices here in San Diego.
 

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March 20, 2018 | 7 p.m.
La Jolla/Riford Library
 
Panel discussion moderated by the Director of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at SDSU, Dr Bey-Ling Sha.

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