Month: March 2019

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

As the academic term is coming to its end, I am formally starting the process of assembling materials for an 8-10 chapter book, tentatively called “Misinformation and Disinformation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” This book will be loosely based on the course topics I just taught at FIMS, Western. The course goals are described on my Teaching Website…

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On April 5, 2019, Zaia Lazar, an expert on investigative interviewing techniques and instructor of front line supervisor course at the Ontario Police College presents a talk, entitled “Detecting deception in criminal cases” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University. Lazar’s investigative work received local…

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On March 15, 2019, Sarah Cornwell, LIS PhD Candidate, gave a talk, entitled “Covert Advertising: How marketing is hidden in Canadian Newspapers” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University. Sarah worked on distinguishing features of native ads (or sponsored content) by contrast with editorials, as…

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On March 12, 2019, Lola Wong, LIS PhD Candidate, gave a talk, entitled “Motivations for Sharing News & Non-personal Content on Social Media” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University. The talk was based on Lola’s work in collaboration and under the supervision of Dr….

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On March 1, 2019, Dr. James Compton, FIMS Faculty, gave a talk, entitled ““From Slump to Trump Media” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University. As per his FIMS profile, Dr. Compton’s research interests include “political communication and the political economy of news media and…

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On February 15, 2019, Megan Stacey, the London city hall reporter for the London Free Press, gave a talk, entitled “The Making of the Fact News: In an Era of Distrust and Misinformation” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University. Megan Stacey is the city…

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On February 8, 2019, John R. Sadler, Director and Senior Librarian, Law Library at Western University gave a talk, entitled “Docket to Deadline: Hunting court case documents for librarians and journalists” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University.

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On January 25, 2019 Yimin Chen, LIS PhD Candidate, gave a talk, entitled “To err is human; to troll, divine: The psychology of mis/disinformation” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University.

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

In Winter 2019 academic term, I created and delivered a new interdisciplinary course at FIMS, Western. The course is further described on my Teaching Website. In short, we took a thorough look at the notions of truth, deception, misinformation, disinformation and various types of information manipulation, and how these topics are treated in different disciplines,…