"Know News" in November at Deschutes Public LIbrary

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  11/4/2019

No news is good news? How can we tell what we’re hearing and seeing is real and accurate? Learn the ethics of journalism and how to spot fake news. Dive into the history of the press in Oregon and hear about famous journalists. We’ll even explore how animals are portrayed in media. It’s all happening at Deschutes Public Library throughout November. All programs are free and open to the public. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration.


DIY Newspaper Crafts*

Learn how to construct small newspaper baskets using recycled newspaper and glue. This class is led by Chara Leis, co-owner of the DIY Cave. Space and materials are limited; registration is required.


Famous Journalists of Our Times

A free press is integral to democracy, and throughout our country’s history, intrepid journalists have made a difference in the world. Join Bend-based journalist Cathy Carroll in uncovering the stories behind some of the great journalists of our time, from Joan Didion to Hunter S. Thompson, Woodward and Bernstein to Ronan Farrow.


What’s Killing America’s Newspapers?

In these days of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, a 24-hour news cycle and internet trolls, it’s more important than ever that we turn to reliable news outlets for information. But more and more, traditional newspapers are under fire and on shaky financial ground. Presenter Jim Crowell has worked for newspapers in Oregon and earned his M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon.


The Printing Press and American Broadsides

Before the advent of the newspaper, single-sheet broadsides conveyed news and information within communities. In early America, broadsides included government proclamations, news stories, advertisements, wanted posters, and poetry and ballads. This talk will focus on both the production of broadsides in print shops and the forms and types of broadsides common to the era.


Fake News and Information Literacy

The internet has become the wild west of information where anyone can say anything online—and they do! How can you ensure you’re finding and sharing real and reliable information? We will discuss why fake news has become so prevalent online and share tips from research experts on how to separate the good, the bad and the ugly of online information using real examples.


Representations of Animals in Media

Animals are everywhere. They inhabit our forests, our fields, our imaginations, our dreams, and our stories. Symbolic animals do tremendous work for us selling goods, services and ideas, but does knowing animals only symbolically impact their lived experiences? Debra Merskin, professor of Media Studies in the School of Journalism & Communication at University of Oregon, leads the presentation.


The Ethics of Journalism in the Digital Age

When fourteen instructors and administrators from across the disciplines gathered to shape curriculum for Oregon State University’s new Applied Journalism Program, one concern emerged across the board: how do we best educate our students on the interplay of law and ethics in an intensely digitized and globalized world? In this multimedia presentation, Applied Journalism coordinator Jillian St. Jacques analyzes the arduous and rewarding task of building a course in media law and ethics for today's rapidly digitizing world.


For more information about these programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz Goodrich at or 541-312-1032.

Page Last Modified Wednesday, March 8, 2023