The Brown County Farmers Union, in conjunction with Brown County NFO and the New Ulm Public Library, will present a workshop on Evaluating the News on July 25 at the Sleepy Eye Community Center, 115 2nd Ave. NW, Sleepy Eye, Minn.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
In today’s world of 24/7 news coverage, advertising sponsorships, hype and frequent retractions, how can you sift out the facts to make your own informed decisions? How do you recognize bias and opinion? How can you determine the motives of an article or publication? Join us for a no holds barred in-depth analysis of news media companies, fact checking, click bait, fake news, misinformation and bias.
LeRoy Harris, the programming and technology director at New Ulm Public Library, is the featured speaker. Harris holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Arizona and has been teaching on a variety of subjects for 20 years.
This will not be presented from a left or right, liberal or conservative vantage point. Rather, it will be an honest look at finding truth. Ultimately, that is a responsibility of all citizens if a democracy is to work well. This topic has never been more important.
The event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.
For more information, contact Randy Krzmarzick, 507-794-2382.