The New Wild West: Assessing and Managing News in the 21st Century (A8)

Date + Time: Sunday, July 14, 2019: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Speakers: Donna Cavallini, Covington & Burling LLP; Mary Glendinning, NPR; Robert Schrott, LexisNexis

BoK Domains: Information Management, Research + Analysis

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The vast array of sources and websites for news available today presents librarians with many challenges when conducting news-related research. How is the rush to be current affecting news research? How does one manage the massive volume of articles on a single topic, entity, or event? Or determine the accuracy of an article or the trustworthiness of a source? How is social media impacting news? What best practices can librarians implement to answer these questions and be confident about the information they provide?

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