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Your Name and Title: Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair

Library, School, or Organization Name: New Canaan High School

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present: New Canaan, CT USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Open

Short Session Description (one line): In this session, Michelle Luhtala will reflect on her interview with Greg Toppo, Education writer for USA Today about the new news landscape. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): 

Let’s face it. Fake media is a hot topic in.. ahem.. the media. But it is also a hot topic in education. In November 2016, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) published Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning - a study that revealed concerning results. Because students increasingly turn to online news to meet their research needs, it is more important than ever for educators to help them separate truth from fiction. In this session, USA TODAY reporter Greg Toppo will join school librarian Michelle Luhtala to discuss shifting trends in the news business and what teachers can do to help their learners sift through the information pool to find trustworthy journalism.

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