Month: February 2018

How to Teach Media Literacy

Media literacy is more important today than ever. This is an essential skill for students of all ages, especially because teens spend an average of nine hours a day on media that doesn’t include homework or homework. Educators should give…

K-12 media literacy not panacea for fake news, report says

From state lawmakers to Facebook advertising executives, everyone seems to think digital media literacy is an antidote to the fragmentation of the media landscape and its attendant explosion of fake news and misinformation. But a new report from New York-based…

Studies show that a lack of media literacy among students has a negative impact

Looking at assistant professor of communications Kevin John’s desk, it’s clear that he’s a big consumer of media. There are Star Wars props all over his office, among other things. But John is not your average media consumer. He has…