Getting the Word Out Exhibit

 

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6 pm - 8 pm
Exhibit dates: October 26, 2018 -  April 28, 2019

From the first cumbersome printing press dragged over the stumps and hills of the budding city, this exhibit shows New Westminster’s past of fake news, clickbait and alternative facts.
 

Media Literacy Links

Click on the links below to learn more about disinformation, misinformation and how to be a better social media citizen. 

We’ll also be updating the museum’s Facebook page regularly to share other articles that helped us in developing the exhibit: follow us for more information on media literacy.

Guides

 

Verifying the News

 

ASSOCIATED PROGRAMS

SFU Philosopher’s Café – Getting the Word Out, Part 1

In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out: Printing in New Westminster, discuss relevant philosophical issues with members of your community. The printed word has long-held a powerful authority and transformative potential around the world. How do you view the power of print and where do you see it headed? Participants are encouraged to visit the exhibition before the café begins.

16+ years
New Westminster Museum
Wednesday November 21  6:00-7:30pm  Free
Moderator: Valerie Malla

 

Read All About It

In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out, join New Westminster archivist Barry Dykes as he presents and discusses the archives’ newspaper collection ranging from the 1870s up to the modern era. Barry will explain the value of historic newspapers, the importance of preserving them, and how modern technologies are making them widely accessible.

All Ages
Anvil Centre Studio 411A   
Saturday February 9  11:00am-12:00pm   By Donation   16633

 

Protest & Propaganda: Printmaking Workshop

Learn about New Westminster’s history of printmaking and propaganda in our museum gallery, then create a relief print of your own New Westminster-inspired propaganda poster during this hands-on printmaking workshop. All supplies included.

18+yrs
Anvil Centre Studio 411A
Thursday February 28  6:30-8:00pm  $16     16610

 

SFU Philosopher’s Café – Getting the Word Out, Part 2

In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out, discuss relevant philosophical issues with members of your community. How do we get access to correct information via the main-stream media outlets? Are they reliable?  Is there such a thing as "fake news"?  What are the effects of propaganda?  Finally, what is our responsibility to ensure that healthy and responsible communications are part of our real experiences?

16+yrs
New Westminster Museum
Wednesday March 6  6:00-7:30pm  Free
Moderator: Valerie Malla

 

The Changing Face of Journalism: Panel Discussion

How has the role of journalists and our local newspapers changed since the 1990s, especially in the age of digital news? In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out, join Mario Bartel and a group of local panelists as they discuss their combined decades of experience telling stories and connecting communities in the Greater Vancouver Area.

All Ages
Anvil Centre Studio 411A 
Saturday March 9  11:00am-12:00pm  By Donation   16632

 

Updated October 22, 2018