Month: January 2021

In this age of disinformation, media literacy is a necessary skill for Colorado students – Greeley Tribune

The use of social media has exploded over the past two decades while traditional media institutions have shrunk. The same social media sites and apps that we use to share photos with our friends and families have also become the…

MO bill would add media literacy to school curriculum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A proposed bill in Jefferson City could one day impact what children learn in the classroom. The legislation would integrate media literacy training into the public school curriculum. “I’ve decided that this state needs to prepare…

Media Literacy is a Necessary Skill for Colorado Students

The use of social media has exploded over the past two decades while traditional media institutions have shrunk. The same social media sites and apps that we use to share photos with our friends and families have also become the…

Media education in a post-pandemic world

All it took was one international pandemic to finally help integrate media education into the education system. If only we had had a better head start years ago. Those of us in the world of media literacy education and research…

How to make your social media content go viral

If you’re an entrepreneur, you might think that social media isn’t really necessary for your business. However, I continue to be amazed at the impact social media has had on my real estate business. My business has sold over 200…

How to fight fake news with media literacy

TAMPA, Fla. – If anyone is still wondering what the real impacts of spreading misinformation can do, look no further than the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Misinformation and disinformation are like digital viruses, and we’ve seen them…

Vermont-based nonprofit develops dedicated media literacy classroom

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) – With constant information circulating on social media, it can be difficult to navigate between what’s real, what’s fake and what’s misleading. Technology for Tomorrow is on a mission to provide technology training and more online opportunities…

Why executives can no longer ignore their employees’ social media content.

Business leaders around the world can no longer afford to ignore what their employees are saying on social media. Here’s why. There is simply too much valuable information shared by your employees that impacts the climate of your organization. Face…

Wakefern launches CitrusAd Retail Media technology

Wakefern Food Corp. adopted new advertising technology. The retailer-owned cooperative has launched CitrusAd’s retail media technology for sponsored products and displaying advertisements on its e-commerce platform. CitrusAd’s in-depth understanding and first-hand knowledge of retail grocery drives innovation and helps CPG…

Fighting misinformation with media literacy

“We’re Mitch McConnell people,” she says of the Kentucky Republican who was the U.S. Senate Majority Leader during the Trump administration. I interviewed Kerby while reporting my last story, about teaching in a time of misinformation. Many of the academics…

Opinion: College students should consider the importance of media literacy

Social media is a great way to connect with others and access a wide range of viewpoints from different people. However, issues such as the spread of misinformation and increased polarization on social media are issues we know all too…

Deciding on the Best Social Media Platforms for Small Businesses

Not all businesses need all social media platforms. When deciding which social platforms are best for your business, you need to take your unique circumstances into consideration. In this article, I’ll walk you through how to choose the most suitable…

New media literacy standards aim to fight against “declension of the truth”

Teachers have always taught students how to verify and analyze information, but helping them distinguish fact from fiction became especially difficult last fall. As former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen circulated on social media and…

How to improve media literacy in the age of disinformation

In the wake of the violence on Capitol Hill, fueled by misinformation circulating online about the presidential election results, AL.com asked media experts what they thought about improving media literacy in this busy political era. Here are some of the…

Moderation of social media content is not neutral, says USF researcher

After a mob of pro-Trump agitators stormed the US Capitol last week, forcing a delay in certifying the electoral vote for the president, Twitter blocked President Trump’s post, and other platforms quickly followed suit, citing fears that his posts could…

How to navigate media technology with your kids

Apps are a great way to enrich your child’s education. The challenge is to choose the right ones. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Everyday Learning is a monthly educational series in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library and sponsored by Fortune School…

Many adults aren’t digital media savvy, but kids can learn to tell facts from fakes

Published on January 13, 2021 at 4:17 p.m. Barth Keck CTNewsJunkie.com We started the yearly unit I call “Finding Truth in a Digital World” last week in my media literacy classes. The first lesson was about the tree octopus of…

Dave Rubin slams AOC for calling for ‘media literacy’ commission, says left is crushing dissent

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Talk show host Dave Rubin has slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for calling on Congress to ‘consider’ a ‘media literacy’ commission to tackle misinformation, following last week’s deadly riots at the US Capitol….

We need more than media literacy to tackle Covid-19 misinformation

Misinformation runs wild with manipulated stories spreading like wildfire on social media. While misinformation has always been with us, the power with which it spreads across social media platforms is novel. Since the 2016 US election, the appearance of the…

Attack on Capitol Hill is a desperate sign of a need for media literacy

Being informed is a necessary part of discussing and debating public issues with our colleagues. … [+] nationals. It is one of our democratic responsibilities – and our privileges. Jacob Morch In maintenance after maintenance, Trump supporters involved in the…

Media literacy: the cure for polarization

Editor: We all know Einstein’s definition of insanity. So, I suggest that we look at the challenge we are experiencing on the political scene from a new angle. After the events of the past week caused by a small group…

Timely Media Literacy Course to Examine Fake News and Disinformation: News at UI: Indiana University

In an age of information overload, a timely IUPUI course will help students decipher the noise and identify false and factual news. Media Literacy (JOUR-D 460) is taught this semester by Chris Lamb, Head of the Department of Journalism and…

Capitol Chaos Proves Media Literacy Should Be Taught in Schools, Experts Say | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As Wednesday’s crowd knocked down barricades around…