Mediactive events

The News Co/Lab works to advance media literacy through journalism, education and technology. As part of our free online course Mediactive, we’re hosting a series of hour-long Zoom conversations with the course team and expert guests.

Speaker schedule

Monday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET

NAMLE Executive Director Michelle Ciulla Lipkin knows all too well what happens when your personal life becomes a news story. After losing her father in 1988 in the bombing of Pan Am 103, Michelle’s life played out on the screen through decades of investigation, anniversaries and grief. Inspired after reading Who Owns Amanda Knox? in the Atlantic in July 2021, Michelle connected with Amanda Knox about her incredible insight on how media narratives are shaped and why it’s important for both news and entertainment media to realize that they are often writing about real people with real lives. Join Michelle and Amanda for an inspiring conversation about what one learns when they are the news.

This event is sponsored by Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

View the conversation here.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. Pt / 12 p.m. ET

Hear News Co/Lab co-founder Dan Gillmor talk with Jamie Winterton, director of strategy for the university’s Global Security Initiative and Anna Muldoon, co-author of COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories and a Research Professional at the ASU Biodesign Institute about health misinformation.

These events are free and open to the public. Ready to learn more? Join the Mediactive course to learn more about media literacy. The free, self-paced class is available through ASU Continuing and Professional Education and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

To view our past events, visit our YouTube channel.