During the 2016 presidential campaign, social media was flooded with fake news designed to inject chaos, confusion, and rancor into the election. Foreign agents concocted stories about candidates on both sides of the aisle, targeting voters in key swing states. Openly partisan media outlets peddled dubious stories and viral content that Facebook and Twitter failed to stop. Meanwhile, media barons have purchased outlets in a flagrant attempt to slant their reporting, and billionaires have launched legal vendettas against magazines that cover them unflatteringly. Violence against journalists is also on the rise. How does fake news hurt our political discourse and elections? How can journalists safeguard freedom of expression when our profession is under attack from all sides? Is America still a paragon of press freedom in 2018?
Mark Stern covers courts and the law for Slate. He also edits Slate's LGBTQ section, Outward, which he co-founded in 2013, and serves as an American correspondent for Ireland's 2fm. Mark attended Georgetown University and obtained his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the American Bar Association's commission on the rights of LGBTQ people. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Advocate, National Geographic, and numerous law reviews. Mark's most recent law review article, The Judicial and Generational Dispute Over Transgender Rights, appears in this year's issue of the Stanford Law & Policy Review.
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Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.
The Podcast club will feature podcasts that are on a variety of themes and feature many different perspectives. Participants will get new opportunities to get more listening practice outside of the classroom, while learning new vocabulary and content each Saturday while discussing the week’s podcast episode.
Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption.
America House is debuting a program for Teacher's of English that will feature resources freely available on the American English Website. Focusing on materials for student-centered learning, there will be something for teachers to use at any level.
26 лютого чекаємо вас на концерті гурту Fireplays — учасників нашої літньої програми TALENT unCOVERed, а також частих гостей наших заходів. Гурт Fireplays — це нове поєднання альтернативного та інді-року. Хлопці вже випустили 2 альбоми, а під час цього концерту презентують сингл "In the way".
Through attending the Culture and Community English class, you will improve your English language proficiency in all areas including reading and writing, gain more practice using English, learn more about American culture and engage with many interesting and contemporary topics.
We'll cover these questions and more during this Wednesday's speaking club on Media Literacy. Grab a friend and get ready to be engaged. See you there!
На презентації Ви дізнаєтеся про те, як стати фіналістом програми Ukraine Global Scholars та про процес подачі заявок до західних шкіл й університетів.
Kenneth R. Felts, M.A., Viterbo University, Director, International Admissions, will help you navigate through the admission requirements and will provide tips on how to be a successful applicant for admission into U.S. colleges and universities.
Приєднутесь до всеукраїнського заняття з пошуку фактів та дізнайтесь, як не потрапити на гачок маніпуляцій та не обрати кота в мішку. Будемо вчитися вимикати емоції та приймати рішення з "холодною головою", відокремлювати факти від суджень та шукати факти.