Feb. 15, 2019  

SPJ Florida Partners With Palm Beach County Libraries for Fake News Game Show

Continuing with its mission to spread media literacy, SPJ Florida is proud to partner with Palm Beach County Libraries to host Fake News Game Shows.

A trivia-style game, contestants gather in groups to determine if they can tell the fake from real news on a projector—all the stories shared are actual stories that have been published. At the end of the game, SPJ Florida board members go over not only which items are real and fake, but also tips for how to determine their veracity.

So far, the game shows have been hosted across the state, as well as at media conferences outside the Sunshine State.

“The Palm Beach County Library reached out to us with the goal to partner on an event about media literacy, and we thought our Fake News Game Show was the perfect fit,” said SPJ Florida President Christiana Lilly. “People find that they’re unsure about all the stories they read, and this fun, interactive game teaches them tips on how to tell if they’re reading fake news.”

What: Fake News Game Show

When: Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Wellington Branch Library, 1951 Royal Fern Drive in Wellington

RSVP here


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