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Join the On-Campus Daily Scavenger Hunt for News Literacy: Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24

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Test your news literacy skills with a fun campus-wide Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a new Smart TV!

About the Scavenger Hunt

The Scavenger Hunt – which is part of a month-long “Touch Grass, Check Facts”  student-created news literacy campaign –  will begin on Monday, February 20 with daily clues through Friday, February 24.  It’s easy, just follow @MSUtouchgrass on Instagram for more information and the daily clues.

About the Campaign

The campaign was developed by a team of School of Communication and Media (SCM) students who are participating in the ‘22-’23 Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) national Bateman Case Study Competition to support the goals of its client News Literacy Project. The robust “Touch Grass, Check Facts” campaign is designed to educate and empower the University campus and community to spot and stop the spread of misinformation.

News Literacy Week Media Panel: Thursday, February 23

Students can also participate in additional initiatives as part of SCM’s News Literacy Week including a dynamic panel discussion on media literacy and misinformation featuring Pat Battle, Anchor and Reporter at NBC 4 New York/WNBC, Liz Gonzalez, Consumer Reporter at Telemundo 47/WNJU and Ben Berkowitz, Vice President of Digital at NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU and Dr. Bond Benton, SCM Professor of Strategic Communications. The panel will take place on Thursday, February 23, 1-2 p.m., Presentation Hall, School of Communication and Media. All are welcome to attend.


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