Fake news: the Classroom impact

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BEHIND THE EPISODE

Caitlin and I originally started out this project with the intent of tracking down conspiracy theories and how they became so popular, but our topic quickly evolved into something else entirely. When we embarked on this project, the term "fake news" had just started to rear it's ugly head in our news headlines. We realized fake news is just modern day conspiracy theories being published in mass media. By the time we started recording, we had heard many things on fake news, but a topic that had yet to be covered was its affect in the classroom. In this episode, we dig into how kids are being affected by fake headlines, how teachers are adapting to this new territory, and what journalists are trying to do to stop it.

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1:20- 3:50 Hear the ripple effects fake news is having on schools

3:50- 5:00 Learn more about child behaviors

5:20- 6:12 Understand kids and social media habits

6:46- 9:00 Hear a journalists perspective on fake news

9:11- 10:43 Find out what teachers are doing in the classroom

11:29- 14:13 Hear our summary and takeaways


 
This podcast was created for the VCU Brandcenter Cultural Standpoints podcast series produced by the 2017 Strategy track.
 

This podcast was created for the VCU Brandcenter Cultural Standpoints podcast series produced by the 2017 Strategy track.


TEAM

Co-Strategists | Caitlin Blumer, Lauren Tresco

SPECIAL THANKS

Art Direction | Jessica Sugarman

Music | Andrew Jones

WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THIS PROJECT

  • Honing my interview skills
  • Recording & editing
  • Shedding a different light on a popular cultural topic