Month: December 2020

After a year of lies and conspiracy theories, media literacy must come first

Matt DeRienzo If I could step back in time to the days and weeks after the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, I would make a major addition to the media coverage my newsroom was providing in…

Media Literacy Toolkit – PEN America

The spread of disinformation threatens the very fabric of our democracy, with deceptive and false narratives undermining our ability to engage in evidence-based public discourse and influencing people’s attitudes and behaviors. As we navigate the onslaught of deceptive content infiltrating…

Looking to become a multimedia content producer / filmmaker? Ebonylife Creative Academy is here for you

The EbonyLife Creative Academy (ELCA) has been declared open for registration HERE. This revolutionary initiative is supported by the Lagos State government through Lagos State Creative Industries Initiative (LACI), under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. ELCA offers free,…

Romano Lav Roma charity condemns social media content on Govanhill

A ROMA community group said the content circulating on social media made “spurious and unsubstantiated claims” about the local population. Romano Lav, who has worked at Govanhill for six years, responded to comments on Facebook and Twitter that were shared…

Media Literacy – Journal – DAWN.COM

SHOCKING. Sinister. Punishable. There are many ways to describe the network of India-linked anti-Pakistan NGOs and fake media uncovered by the EU DisinfoLab. It is “cybernuclear” that defines the conflicts of the 21st century. And it is time for Pakistan…

Kids need media literacy to match the rise of social media, experts say – Victoria News

Experts say children in Canada need better access to up-to-date media literacy to help them navigate what’s real and what’s fake or misleading online. The rise of social media has led to the proliferation of misinformation and disinformation, which is…

Kids need media literacy to keep up with social media boom: experts

Experts say children in Canada need better access to up-to-date media literacy to help them navigate what’s real and what’s fake or misleading online. The rise of social media has led to the proliferation of misinformation and disinformation, which is…

ALA Releases Free Practitioner’s Guide, Adult Media Literacy Webinar Series

CHICAGO – Imagine working at the referral office when a customer comes to ask you a question. They cite a “fact” that has been widely debunked, citing an article from a publication that you know is untrustworthy. What can you,…

EDITORIAL: Media literacy and its essential character for a functioning democracy

From sensationalism to prejudice to fake news, there are many ways the consumer can be bamboozled in the age of online and television media. We are constantly bombarded with high-profile information from all quarters, whether on television, radio, newspapers or…