Fake News Poetry and Radical Digital Media Literacy

People looking at screens with poetry from fake news poetry workshops.

Fake News Poetry and Radical Digital Media Literacy
A Talk by Alex Juhasz (PhD 1991)

Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 pm
Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz will speak about fake news poetry workshops developed from her “online digital media literacy primer” #100hardtruths-#fakenews. Moving from evidentiary, indexical, and journalistic senses of truth making to more abstract, affective, and word-based truths of our daily experience with media, the internet, and information. She has been holding these poetry workshops, working with poetry teachers and varied communities, around the world. 

Fake news poetry workshops are one response to the ways that media literacy fails in the face of fake news. It is built from a few of her 100 hardtruths, including:

fake news r us
art answers to phony questions
our internet truths trump fake news

Dr. Juhasz is the chair of the Film Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth.

Free and open to the public.