Media Literacy Week at Tulane

We're celebrating National Media Literacy Education Week with 3 engaging events. "Media" is used broadly, it may mean a website, the news, Instagram, podcasts, or even digital art. Just like other forms of literacy, media literacy, and Media Literacy Week, are about our ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. 


The three events Tulane Libraries is hosting or co-hosting this week all focus on evaluating and creating. Click each event title for more information and to register.


Hacking Your Mind: Weapons of Influence screening and discussion

Please join Tulane University Libraries, the Connolly Alexander Institute for Data Science (CAIDS), and The Center for Community-Engaged Artificial Intelligence(CCEAI) for a film screening of Hacking Your Mind: Weapons of Influence and a lively discussion examining the role of algorithms in social media and their impact on social information networks and our daily lives.

Leading the post-screening discussion:

  • Dr. Caryn Bell, Assistant Professor in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Dr. Aron Culotta, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Professor of Practice of Data
  • Dr. Nicolas Mattei, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Location: Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center


Evaluating with Intention

A framework for recognizing misinformation, disinformation, and information in life and at school

At school and in life we are bombarded with information. When information comes to us, we get to choose which information to engage with, but often these choices are snap decisions heavily resting in emotion and our existing knowledge rather than any intentional evaluation process. At other times, we seek information out and, while we expect our information-seeking strategies will lead us to reliable sources, we are still somewhat limited by our accumulation of experiences and knowledge. In all situations, we are subjected to reliable information, misinformation, and disinformation and sometimes it’s not easy to distinguish. This workshop provides a framework that balances emotion and existing knowledge-based decision-making with intentionality. In other words, this workshop will give you tools to navigate the noise.

Requirements: Attendees should bring a laptop if they can

This workshop will be: In person only

The physical location of this workshop: Howard-Tilton 602


Humanities Podcast Network: Symposium 2023

Please join Tulane University Libraries and the Podcast Interest Group for the Humanities Podcast Network Symposium 2023 watch party.

Fresh topics will be presented by experts in the field via Zoom. After each presentation, a member from the Podcast Interest Group will lead discussion about what we just learned.

Come and go as you need.

Light snacks will be provided.

Symposium Schedule:

10:00 - 11:00am, Podcasting as Scholarship: Producing Knowledge in Your Area

11:00 - 12:00am, in-room discussion

12:00 - 1:00pm, Podcasting Pedagogies: Soundscapes in the Classroom

1:00 - 2:00pm, in-room discussion

2:00 - 3:00pm, The Craft of Podcasting: Making, Distributing, Listening

3:00 - 4:00pm, in-room discussion

4:00 - 5:00pm, Podcasting in the World: Communities, Industries, Social Justice

5:00pm, in-room discussion

Attendees are invited to keep the conversation going and join the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Pachanga, located in the Jones Hall Patio until 6 p.m. More details about what to expect at the Pachanga may be found at

Even if you plan to attend our watch party, individuals are encouraged to register directly with HPN to get all the details and lead-up communications. You can do that here: