Author: Rubin, Victoria

Rubin Received 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Victoria Rubin is a proud recipient of the 2016 FIMS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the academic development of students in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies” at Western. Please see Teaching Philosophy, courses taught, and student supervision in the LiT.RL lab. “Much gratitude to my colleagues Read More …

Silverman, Buzzfeed Canada, on Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation

Craig Silverman, the Founding Editor of Buzzfeed Canada, will deliver the Fall 2016 Clissold Lecture entitled “Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation”. Location: Rm. 3345, Somerville House at Western, London, ON. Time: November 1, 2016 @ 5pm. Mark Rayner, the Program Coordinator & Committee Chair for the Master of Media in Journalism Read More …

Upcoming Talk @ Mediations, Western

[Image caption: “Prototype of a system in R&D”] Save the Date: “Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News” Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Western University, London, Room (TBA) Presented by LiT.RL Team Members Abstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is a Read More …

Visit from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

LiT.RL received a visit from Professors Tan Seng Chee, Kevin Hartman, and Betsy Ng, researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The conversation focused on how technology can be used to assess different forms of learning, and how to improve writing and citation skills in classroom settings. Dr. Tan’s research interests include Computer-Supported Read More …

LiT.RL Lab New Team Members

LiT.RL has restarted its regular fall 2016 lab meetings and reinvigorating research activities. We welcome back Sarah Cornwell, previously part of the team as a Master’s student in Linguistic, now in her new capacity as a graduate research assistant at the doctoral level! We also welcome our newest team member, Toluwas Asubiaro (Tolu), as a Read More …

Public Talk: Deception Untangled

As a university professor who holds a SSHRC grant, I sometimes take on free public engagements to disseminate the results of our work related to our Digital Deception Detection projects. This time it’s a talk at the Lucan Public Library, located just 25 minutes north of the Western University. I’ll be giving a cumulative summary Read More …

FIMS Graduate Research Day

On April 14, 2016 our lab presented a poster at the FIMS Research Day. The work is based on the project that aims to identify fake news. Satirical news, if mistaken for legitimate reporting, often pose a problem by misleading readers. A full paper associated with this poster is stored in ResearchGate repository. The paper Read More …