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Makowski moderates keynote discussion at ABT Institute

Nov 17, 2021 |

>Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, and chair of the Jandoli School's undergraduate programs, moderated a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara as the keynote event for the fall 2021 Virtual Teacher Institute sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust (ABT).
Shaara is the author of more than a dozen bestselling historical novels, and his father was the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Killer Angels."
Mackowski also presented a session at the Virtual Teacher Institute, “Seeing the First Draft of History: Technology, the News, and Media Ethics.” The talk looked at the way visually-based technologies can present ethical challenges to news gatherers and how educators can use examples of those instances as tools in their classrooms for talking about ethics. 
The ABT Virtual Teacher Institute was held Nov. 11-13 and attracted teachers from around the country. American Battlefield Trust is the country’s largest battlefield preservation organization.