Falmouth Memorial Library and OceanView at Falmouth Present
The OceanView Lecture Series
Camden Conference Community Events
In 2020, the Camden Conference will explore the role of the media in global affairs. The Conference will focus on how people in countries around the world get information, how governments and entities in the private sector filter and select what will appear in print or on the Internet, and how the quality and accuracy of information delivered to the public and decision-makers have consequences domestically and internationally. This year’s conference will take place February 21-23, 2020.
Fake News: Its Challenges, Consequences and Rise Presented by Martin Gagnon
Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm at Lunt Auditorium at OceanView
This brief session will provide participants with tips to look critically and analyze both digital, television, and print media resources. Through videos and slides, the session will examine the history of misinformation and the psychology of irrationality brought about by biases and social forces. This insightful presentation will also examine the role of technology in the creation and spread of “fake news” and suggest helpful resources to verify images and fact check news stories.
In 2018, Gagnon used the training and his past experiences to create a media literacy and “fake news” class at the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College along with a series of events at the library. Seeing the amount of interest and general concern for the implications and lack of civil discourse fueled by misinformation, Gagnon created a companion website. The site is non-partisan and takes no advertising and can be viewed at
Mark Your Calendars for more Camden Conference Community Events:
The Role of Social Media in Sparking the Arab Spring: Focus on Egypt’s Experience
presented by Kathleen Sutherland-Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm
Media and Foreign Policy
presented by Andrea Hester-Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm
Events will take place at Lunt Auditorium at OceanView at Falmouth, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth. FMI: 781-2351 or email@example.com.
For more information on the Camden Conference, a calendar of all community events around the state, and lists of suggested readings, films and websites, visit www.camdenconference.org.