Month: June 2019

Why Google’s Media Literacy Program Isn’t Just For Kids

Google on Monday expanded its two-year-old “Be Internet Awesome” initiative by including media literacy in its curriculum. According to Google, it aims to help “kids be safe and confident explorers of the online world” with the program. With this project,…

Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot misinformation and fake news – TechCrunch

Google announced this morning that it was expanding its two-year program on digital security and citizenship for children, “Be Internet Awesome”, to now include media literacy – in particular, the ability to identify self – saying “fake news” and other…

The Urgent Need for Media Literacy in the Age of Annihilation

From fictional organizations posting polarizing Facebook posts to thoroughly researched news articles labeled “fake,” the pervasive power and importance of the media is clear. And yet, what is of most concern is not that fictional stories are being shared as…

Why critical media literacy should be taught in schools

Credit: public domain CC0 When a critical theorist in the Frankfurt School tradition and an award-winning photojournalist and teacher trainer collaborate at UCLA to examine the need for critical media literacy, or CML, in education and beyond that, the result…