The Department of Media and Communications is organising a lecture on Fake News & Media Literacy, delivered by guest speaker Janette Ballard. This lecture is open to all MAKS students and lecturers, as well to all students who have communication studies as an area.
The lecture, which will be held on Tuesday 15 December at 15:30, will be held via Zoom.
A short biography on the speaker (in her own words):
'My driving passion is to seek and be sure of the truth about the world we live in. I’m determined that each and every person can find those truths and resist the untruths.
In years gone by I was a journalist and television director for BBC News and Current Affairs – exposing wrongdoing, holding people to account, revealing intimate stories with compassion. Credits include Panorama, Your Money and How They Spend It with Nick Robinson, The British Family with Kirsty Young, In Sickness and in Debt with Zainab Badawi, President Hollywood with Jonathan Freedland.
Today, I am the founder and owner of Be Smart Cookie - offering a transformation in the way all age groups spot fact from fake in the loud and busy digital space. I have established the BBC's media literacy programme offering critical thinking tools to young people and adults in the UK and overseas; including staff outreach programmes, digital resources and successful partnerships with external organisations. I continue to consult for the BBC on these projects.