Class – How to Analyze the News

Newspaper morgue, Little Falls Daily Transcript, collection of the Morrison County Historical Society.
Newspaper morgue, Little Falls Daily Transcript, collection of the Morrison County Historical Society.

Class – How to Analyze the News

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 1-4 p.m. at the Weyerhaeuser Museum

Fake news has become the news — outrageous stories masquerading as truth, spreading with lightning speed on the internet. Fake news stories seem so true, how can anyone tell what to believe?

The Morrison County Historical Society is offering a class meant to help. Called “How to Analyze the News,” the class will cover propaganda, confirmation bias, the anatomy of a news article, and slant. It will teach students how to spot fake news and methods of determining whether a source is credible, skills that MCHS staff continually use in uncovering history.

“How to Analyze the News” will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 1-4 p.m.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.

Cost: $30 – General public
$25 – Members of MCHS

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A minimum of 5 people need to be signed up for the class to be held. Class maximum of 20.

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 February 15.

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