“Fake news” continues to be a topic of great concern in American society. How can anyone tell whether a news item is valid or phony, particularly in light of the constant onslaught of breaking news?
The Morrison County Historical Society is offering a class to help. The class, called “How to Analyze the News,” will cover propaganda, confirmation bias, the anatomy of a news article, and slant. It will teach attendees methods for spotting fake news and determining whether a source is credible, skills that MCHS staff continually use in uncovering history. The class is meant to make people think, not provide easy answers.
“How to Analyze the News” will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. until noon, at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, MN.
This is a hands-on class, during which attendees will have a chance to look through the bound volumes of local newspapers within the Morrison County Historical Society’s collection.
The cost of the class is $20 for the general public, $15 for members of MCHS. A minimum of 5 people need to be signed up for the class to be held. A maximum of 15 reservations will be taken for the class.
Call 320-632-4007 to reserve a spot or visit https://squareup.com/store/morrison-county-historical-society to sign up. Reservations are due by March 7.