Seth Ashley, an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media, discussed news literacy and the election on Morning Edition on Boise State Public Radio.
In the piece, The Urgency of News Literacy: Debunking Election Misinformation and Half-Truths, Ashley and host George Prentice discussed the growing popularity of social media as a news source, and what Ashley calls “the five Cs”: context, creation, content, circulation and consumption.
Ashley also spoke on a Boise City Club panel, Navigating a Crazy Election Day (While Not Going Crazy Yourself) on Monday, Nov. 2. He was joined by Charles Hunt, an assistant professor of political science at Boise State, and Kirk Siegler, NPR national cultural and political correspondent. The moderator was Katherine Himes, director of the University of Idaho James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research.