“Fake news”? “Alternative Facts”? In these turbulent times media literacy is more important than ever, so the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation devoted its fourth Cocktails and Conversation event to a ripped-from-the-headlines discussion on media literacy and the importance of research in the age of "fake news". About 60 people gathered at Alvin & Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle to enjoy drinks, small bites and spirited conversation with two noted journalists, Sunny Hostin, Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News and co-host of ABC’s morning talk show The View, and Christopher J. Farley, the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Editorial Director, Digital Features. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Amy Bass, Ph.D., Director of CNR's Honors Program.
The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation is a volunteer fundraising and advocacy organization working to ensure the future well-being of the Library. The NRPL Foundation, created in 1993, supports Library initiatives that enhance opportunities for learning, exploration and public discourse. Among the Foundation’s recent contributions, it provided more than $106,000 to partially underwrite the cost of the remodel of the Ossie Davis Theater; along with new seating and exterior signage and entrance work, the upgrade includes assistive listening technology, greater accessibility and upgraded fire suppression, HVAC and other systems.
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