Month: January 2019

Three ways the government can strengthen media literacy policy in the UK

Improving the public’s media literacy is often cited as a key solution to the problems posed by the current information crisis, but how to achieve this is less clear. Damian Tambini of LSE outlines here some first steps the government…

Media literacy is not coming to save us (but we can improve it) (Reviews)

Responding to concerns about disinformation and the rise of authoritarian political movements, leaders in education, journalism and civic life called for media literacy initiatives to educate the public – and young people, in particular. – on the effects of their…

Experts offer advice on media literacy

During the 2016 presidential campaign, an article titled “Pope Francis Shocks the World, Endorses Donald Trump for President” appeared online. People have shared the enthralling story hundreds of thousands of times on social media – although it has since been…

How Google-backed MediaWise teaches teens media literacy

Last March, Google awarded $3 million to the Poynter Institute for an effort to combat misinformation by educating teens about media literacy. The project, called MediaWise, aimed to reach 1 million teens by 2020. Less than a year into the…