Keeping up with news and “fake news” topics of Common Reading presentation by Lorena O’English Tues. Jan 24

PULLMAN, Wash.— The Washington State University Common Reading Program welcomes WSU librarian Lorena O’English to discuss “Current Events and Conversation: Keeping Up with International (and All That ‘Fake News’ in the News)” at 4:30 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 24 in CUE 203. This event is free and open to the public.

O’English, on faculty with WSU Libraries, will discuss how and why people get news, some ways to keep up with current events, and some ways to think critically about news and reportage.

According to O’English, “We live in an exciting and event-filled world, but it can be hard to keep up with what is going on internationally. This talk will provide strategies for staying current with big world events.”

The Common Reading Program began in Pullman in 2007 to help students, their teachers, and the community better engage in academically centered critical thinking, communication, research, and learning around a body of shared information presented in a single, specially selected book. This year’s book, I Am Malala, addresses the program’s 2015-2017 theme of “social justice and leadership.”

For more information about the Common Reading, the book, and upcoming events visit:

MEDIA: Karen Weathermon, Common Reading Program co-director, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5488,

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458,