Colorado Mesa University hosts media literacy panel

The panel was focused on avoiding bias and building trust with readers and viewers.
Published: Apr. 13, 2023 at 4:59 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Media literacy has become as critical of a skill as financial literacy over the past 20 years, but it didn’t reach the limelight of the public’s eye until recently.

Wednesday night, Colorado Mesa University hosted a panel aimed at changing that. A media literacy panel moderated by Society of Professional Journalists and Colorado Press Association member Doug Bell featured KKCO’s very own Hannah Hickman alongside Gretchen Reist from the Daily Sentinel, CMU Librarian Laureen Cantwell-Jurkovic, and Publisher of Enterate Latino Hector Morales.

The panel was focused on discerning fact from fiction, and how important it is for news outlets to build trust with viewers and readers.

Following the panel, Hickman connected with CMU students and community members. Panelists answered questions about media fairness, bias, and the career path as a whole.