Media Literacy Week Events at the Columbus Learning Center

October 30, 2018
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The Division of Liberal Arts at IUPUC, in conjunction with the Liberal Arts Department at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, will be hosting a series of events at the Columbus Learning Center to celebrate Media Literacy Week, taking place the week of Nov. 5-9, 2018.

The events include:

  • November 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Columbus Learning Center Lecture Hall – The film “Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy” will be shown. Based on the acclaimed book by media scholar Robert McChesney, this film trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. Get more information about the film at
  • November 7, 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Summerville Room at the Columbus Learning Center – Panel discussion: “Tales from the Field: Social Media in Business, Science, and the Newsroom.” The panelists include John Clark, News Director, WCSI; Steven Mohler, Visiting Assistant Professor, Management, IUPUC; and Suzanne Gould, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Physiology, Ivy Tech Community College Columbus.
  • November 8, 12 - 1 p.m. in Room CLC1502 of the Columbus Learning Center – Social Media Workshop for students to learn more about the impact of their social media presence in the workplace, including a hands-on instruction for building a solid LinkedIn profile.

The film and panel discussion are both free and open to the public. For more information about the events at the Columbus Learning Center, contact Pamela Morris, Ph.D., Division of Liberal Arts, IUPUC at

Media Literacy Week is hosted nationally by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) with a mission to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. This year’s focus is on social media. For more information, go to


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