"The Importance of Media Literacy: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You"
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As mass media institutions have declined, media has become more massive. We are surrounded by sources, but what do we trust, if anything? Join 89.3 WFPL News and IF University for a fun and informative class on how the media effects us and what we can do about it. Gabe Bullard will discuss the disruptions in the news media and how these changes have affected the practice of journalism in a local market and the responsibility of newsrooms and audiences. What you don't know can hurt you.
FACILITATOR: Gabe Bullard is Director of News and Editorial Strategy for 89.3 WFPL News. He joined WFPL in 2008 as a reporter on the city politics beat. Since then, he has reported, blogged, hosted and edited during elections, severe weather and the Fairldale Sasquatch scare of 2009. Before coming to Louisville, Bullard lived in St. Louis, which was his home base for years of growing up, studying, and interning at various media outlets across the country.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Parking is available in several lots on South Fourth Street. Click here for a map of city parking garages.
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