Together with the US Embassy, Cambodia Development Center has successfully co-organized a public lecture on “Real Consequences of Fake News”, by Maggie Farley, a professor from the American University and a co-creator of the fake news game. We also appreciate the support from the University of Puthisastra for making this event happened.
We hope this public lecture would help heightened awareness of our fellow participants about the issue of fake news as well as contribute to media literacy in the society.
Date: October 26th 2018
Maggie Farley brought a career in journalism and experience in educational game development to the creation of Factitious, a “Fake News” game. The game tests players’ skill in telling real news from fake news. www.factitiousgame.com
Maggie Farley was a professional fellow at American University’s Journalism and Leadership Transformation program from 2015-2017 exploring the intersection of journalism and technology, and is now an adjunct professor at AU in the School of Communication. She is a co-creator of the fake news game, Factitious, as well as Hurl the Harasser and Commuter Challenge news games. Farley spent 14 years as an award-winning foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. She was based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, covering Southeast Asia and then China before returning to New York to head the U.N. Bureau just in time to cover 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq. Farley hopped to new media from old media in 2009, as a partner in Lucky G Media, creating digital educational content. Lucky Grasshopper, an animated app for learning Chinese characters, hit the App Store’s top ten in educational apps in 2010. Farley has designed digital education projects for Pearson Foundation, bgC3, and is the chair of the advisory board for the News Literacy Project. She has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from Harvard University.