Movie showing, book discussion center on ‘fake news’

The Campus Common Reading committee has been hard at work creating events for the Fall and Winter semesters on the topic of “fake news.” Two events are coming up in the next several weeks that you and your students may be interested in attending:

  • A showing of “War of the Worlds” (2005 version) in the ATC auditorium on Monday, October 30, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Admission to the movie is free and we’ll have complimentary refreshments. What’s unique about this showing is that we’ll have a side-bar screen displaying fun facts, trivia, and comments from our viewers.  The movie is PG-13; so families are welcome to attend.
  • Author A. Brad Schwartz will discuss and sign copies of his book “Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News” on Thursday, November 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program will be held in the Library and Learning Commons’ second floor. If you would like your class to attend, notify Brian Beecher (director of the Library & Learning Commons) so that accommodations can be made. The library has complimentary copies of this book available to current students, faculty and staff (while supplies last).

The discussion of fake news will continue through the Winter semester and will center on Paul Levinson’s book “Fake News in Real Context.”

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