For Your Reference team members

For Your Reference team members

For Your Reference

Disinformation, misinformation, and conspiracy theories are everywhere.

Our global ecosystem is confronting new and ever more frequent disasters, and our media ecosystem seems intent on making it worse. For Your Reference, a new podcast from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), will help you navigate the crazy, confusing, hot mess that is our media landscape.

Misinformation and disinformation disproportionately affect marginalized communities, who often find themselves both as targets of public debates and as the least equipped to participate in them. This new podcast recognizes the importance of taking proactive steps to combat this growing issue and emphasizes the role of libraries, archives, museums, and galleries in the process.

Joshua Ortiz Baco, Robin A. Bedenbaugh, and Paris Whalon host the new program.

Co-produced by Robin A. Bedenbaugh, Associate Director for the University of Tennessee Press, and Stacey Patton, For Your Reference will offer you a fresh perspective on the world of information. “At a time when misinformation and disinformation are increasingly plaguing society, there’s a growing call for solutions. Rather than merely exacerbating the issue, increased access to information and technology has made it more challenging,” says Bedenbaugh.

The podcast promises to fill the gaps in media literacy education, offering a valuable resource for individuals looking to critically assess and navigate the sea of information they encounter daily. The podcast will focus on timely topics, featuring guest scholars and librarians as guides to help understand these topics as well as ways to access credible information on these subjects.

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