Library sponsors Media Literacy panel

The Friends of the Homer Public Library sponsors a panel discussion, “Media Literacy: How We Make Informed Opinions,” from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Homer Public Library. Moderated by Kachemak Bay Campus English professor emerita Beth Graber, the panel will explore how we navigate TV, print, and online news sources to form our own ideas.

“With so much information available, simple words such as ‘true’ and ‘fact’ and ‘media’ and ‘fake’ have become rife with tension. Never before in the course of humankind has there been so much information available. How then, are we able to discern reality and make informed opinions?” the Friends of the Homer Public Library describes the discussion. Speaking on the panel are ibrary director Ann Dixon; Homer News editor Michael Armstrong; “Pilgrim’s Wilderness” authorand reporter Tom Kizzia; Suzanne Downing from “Must Read Alaska” editor and writer Suzanne Downing; Chris Story from “Alaska Matters Radio,” Homer City Council member Shelly Erickson and others.

At 7 p.m., journalists from the Homer News, KBBI Public Radio and the Homer Tribune present a Homer City Council candidates forum at the Kachemak Bay Campus.