Month: September 2020

Is Your Social Media Content Attracting Prospects? 4 ways to strengthen your strategy

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. Digital marketers often identify social media as one of the best forms of content marketing, but it can often feel like we’re just reviewing the moves. If social media content isn’t attracting…

Social media platforms are stepping up hateful content

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have agreed to adopt a common set of definitions for hate speech and other harmful content and to work together to monitor industry improvement efforts. This decision follows 15 months of intensive talks within the Global…

CogBooks learning technology offers free online media literacy course for everyone

“Mediative” features a variety of media types, including videos, drag-and-drop activities, short quizzes, and discussions, and is personalized for each learner using CogBooks adaptive learning technology. The CogBooks Adaptive Learning Platform was the perfect solution to achieve these goals because…

Understanding Bias in a Digital World Driven by Apps and Algorithms – The Arbiter

According to a study published by The Nielsen Company, American adults spend almost 11 hours a day consuming media in various formats, such as listening to music, browsing social media, watching television and reading the news. In today’s digital world,…

A professor discusses the vital importance of media literacy at an international conference

A faculty member from Louisiana Tech College of Liberal Arts discussed the importance of media literacy in tackling the problem of fake news in society at an international conference this week. Judith Roberts, Department Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the…

Louisiana Tech professor discusses the importance of media literacy

Louisiana Tech University Academic Communications Office | Monroe News-Star Credited reports or “fake news”: how to tell the difference Social media helps spread disinformation like wildfire, so instead of contributing to “fake news” there are ways to validate information online….

There is a way to teach media literacy in schools

In a commentary published in The Salt Lake Tribune on August 29, Juan Rodriguez asserted that “the best weapon we have to protect our democracy is media literacy.” We couldn’t agree more. Better yet, we have a solution. Every school…

Media literacy becomes mainstream in the age of COVID-19

Dionte Berry Contributing author [email protected] With the ongoing pandemic, nationwide protests for the Black Lives Matter movement, and an upcoming presidential election, there has been information overload in the media, as well as an increase in misinformation. Media literacy is…

Media literacy should be mandatory for all students, regardless of major – North Texas Daily

In a 2018 study by the US Department of Education, the study showed that 16%, or 31.8 million Americans, did not have “sufficient comfort or skill with technology to use a computer”. In the ever-changing technical landscape in which we…