Join New Mexico Press Women for a one day conference focused on media literacy in today’s society, in context with life on the border. New Mexico Press Women tackle the question of Media Literacy in a Post-Truth Society on April 22 at the annual state conference.
Help us examine the role of media and literature as drivers of post-truth politics, in which talking points often dominate facts and emotional appeals may have more sway than fact-checked information.
Factors that feed a post-truth campaign include a distrust in mainstream media, drastic messaging in political campaigns and social media echo chambers. These conditions allow alternative news sources and creative rhetoric — online and elsewhere — to disseminate unverified information virtually unchecked. What is the role of media and writers in this new era?
Hosted by the Las Cruces Press Women, this conference will help us sort fact from fiction. Registration includes the Zia Awards Luncheon and the 2017 New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest Awards banquet at La Posta.
Guest speaker for the banquet will be Sam Donaldson, journalist and author, formerly of ABC News.
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:30-9 a.m. Introductions, announcements Mesilla Community Center
9-10:15 a.m. Literature panel (Denise Chavez) Mesilla Community Center
10:30-11:45 p.m. Journalism Panel Mesilla Community Center
(Local reporters & broadcasters)
Noon-1:30 p.m. Zia Award luncheon La Posta
1:30-1:45 p.m. Break/transition
1:45-3 p.m. Member meeting Mesilla Community Center
3-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:30 Journalism panel Mesilla Community Center
(Laura Paskus and Dr. DuBois)
4:45-5:45 Optional walking tour/ Break * Mesilla Plaza
5:45-6 p.m. Break/transition
6-9 p.m. Awards banquet La Posta