Media literacy

What is media literacy and why is it important? | MorungExpress

We live in the information age, where we are constantly bombarded with information. This era has given us the ability to easily access information and knowledge. However, with the advent of the information age, especially with the internet, “information overload”…

Media literacy is key to stopping the spread of misinformation

Media literacy is key to stopping the spread of misinformation A news, video or photo with a caption is circulating among WhatsApp or Twitter or Facebook groups about the death of an important personality or a disturbing incident or a…

How to protect children in the digital age?

Posted: November 16, 2022 Photo by Toa Heftiba via Unsplash Media literacy and discernment: how to protect children in the digital age? By the Movieguide® team Major social media companies like Twitter, Facebook and TikTok continue to raise red flags…

Trust in Experts, Media Literacy Tied to COVID-19 Vaccine Intent — ScienceDaily

An early pandemic survey found that respondents’ intentions to receive COVID-19 vaccines were more related to their media literacy and the opinion of health experts than to their knowledge of the virus or their behavior to previous vaccination. In the…

Paywalls spark need for media literacy – The Southerner Online

Lily Rachwalski The New York Times website has over 130 million visitors per month, but only 3.4% of those visitors pay for full access to the site. Paywalls are a common problem in our modern technology-centric world. News sites like…

Media literacy becomes important, say NGOs and Cambodian ministries

November 9, 2022 PHNOM PENH – Media literacy refers to the ability to think objectively about information that a person comes into contact with through general media and, increasingly, social media. It is a common goal of the government and…

Media education becomes important, say NGOs and ministries

media education was organized by UNESCO in Cambodia in collaboration with the Department of Media and Communication of the Royal University of Phnom Penh on 4 November. PHOTO PROVIDED”/> A joint forum on media education was organized by UNESCO in…

Posted ‘newspapers’ raise questions of media literacy and political awareness

Copies of the Peoria Standard recently arrived in mailboxes in and around the city, prompting questions about media literacy and political literacy. The mailer is printed in a standard newspaper format and includes a front page article with several “stories”…

St. Demetrios HS students at Twitter headquarters during Media Literacy Week

NEW YORK — St. Demetrios High School 11th graders Frida Kasimis and Kaliopi Tsiros, along with 12th grader Antonia Kouridakis, were invited to tour Twitter’s New York headquarters and participate in conversations with reporters , educators and their own peers…

Media education is more necessary than ever • Le duc Duquesne

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | John F. Kennedy Jr. is the central figure in the Qanon conspiracy theory who has continually promoted misinformation. Zach Petroff | Opinion Editor November 3, 2022 Next Tuesday, Americans will have the opportunity to elect…

PM Modi’s message is a cue for media literacy

Ram Kumar Kaushik Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent speech expressing concern over disinformation campaigns on social media drew attention to the need for media literacy and corrective measures by government institutions. Tackling fake news, the prime minister recently…

PM Modi’s message is a cue for media literacy

Ram Kumar Kaushik Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent speech expressing concern over disinformation campaigns on social media drew attention to the need for media literacy and corrective measures by government institutions. Tackling fake news, the prime minister recently…

Why Media Literacy Programs Need to Emphasize “Stealth Advertising”

Stealth advertising – marketing that is indistinguishable from other content – is a growing problem for children and teens that is attracting the attention of federal regulators. This is a big reason why schools should also pay more attention to…

Online media literacy forum empowers young people with digital literacy

According to Oung Chanthol, Executive Director of Women’s Media Center of Cambodia (WMC). Chanthol made the remarks at the MIL-KH conference organized by WMC, DW Akademie and the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), which was held in Phnom Penh…

Media Literacy Week 2022 kicks off, bringing with it the first-ever Digital Citizen Day

OTTAWA (ON), October 24, 2022 /CNW/ – In our digital age, ensuring everyone has access to devices and a reliable internet is just the beginning. We also need to have the tools and resources to be digitally savvy and stay…

Media Literacy Week 2022 kicks off, bringing with it the first-ever Digital Citizen Day

OTTAWA (ON), October 24, 2022 /CNW/ – In our digital age, ensuring everyone has access to devices and a reliable internet is just the beginning. We also need to have the tools and resources to be digitally savvy and stay…

5 Media Literacy Tips to Avoid Election Misinformation, by Carl Azuz and Hasley Pitman

Media Literacy Week begins on Monday. Follow @MediaWise on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for resources to ensure you go to the polls with the facts on November 8. Check out the MediaWise Media Literacy Week schedule at the bottom…

Lion Forge Animation and PBS Team Up for Children’s Multimedia Literacy Program, “Drawn In”

Supporting elementary literacy goals for children and celebrating underrepresented communities and groups, St. Louis-based Nine PBS has partnered with David Steward II’s Academy Award-winning Lion Forge Animation to create a new multimedia initiative to represent disadvantaged children of color and…

New animation project tackles misinformation and vaccines for Media Literacy Week

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New animation project tackles misinformation and vaccines for Media Literacy Week | National

‘Booster Troop’ created by Emmy-winning black and Latino doctors, educators and television writers SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Founded by two black doctors who were tired of seeing patients who looked like them die sicker and…

New animation project tackles misinformation and vaccines for Media Literacy Week

‘Booster Troop’ created by Emmy-winning black and Latino doctors, educators and television writers SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founded by two black doctors who were tired of seeing patients who looked like them die sicker and…

New animation project tackles misinformation and vaccines for Media Literacy Week

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founded by two black doctors who were tired of seeing patients who looked like them die sicker and younger, Welfie is launching “Booster Troop,” a fun initiative from health media education…

To help fight misinformation, the Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act is reintroduced in Congress

In an effort to combat misinformation and disinformation, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has reintroduced a bill designed to help students learn the important skills needed to participate in the digital media environment of today. The bill was blocked in…

Media literacy class now required in high schools under state law

Illinois has become the first state in the nation to require media literacy to be taught in schools thanks to the tenacity of a Naperville Central High School alumnus. Starting this school year, Illinois high school students are learning to…

Media literacy class now required in high schools under state law

Illinois has become the first state in the nation to require media literacy to be taught in schools thanks to the tenacity of a Naperville Central High School alumnus. Starting this school year, Illinois high school students are learning to…

News Media Literacy | WITF

Navigating the media landscape is difficult for adults and even more difficult for children. Research has highlighted children’s lack of understanding of trusted sources of information, social media and media in general. These challenges can be seen in struggles around…

How ‘media literacy’ became the new ‘fake news’: a meaningless buzzword for business

Tessa Jolls, president of the Center for Media Literacy, released a report last month titled “Building Resiliency: Media Literacy as a Strategic Defense Strategy for the Transatlantic.It reads like a plan to indoctrinate students in corporatism and militarism under the…

How ‘media literacy’ became the new ‘fake news’: a meaningless buzzword for business

Tessa Jolls, president of the Center for Media Literacy, released a report last month titled “Building Resiliency: Media Literacy as a Strategic Defense Strategy for the Transatlantic.It reads like a plan to indoctrinate students in corporatism and militarism under the…

Finland fights disinformation and teaches media literacy in schools

The fight against misinformation continues as ubiquitous internet connectivity and social media usage has become part of our daily lives around the world. As the U.S. midterm elections fast approach, the battle to control online misinformation and ‘fake news’ is…

Get recognized by PBS and KQED for teaching critical media skills

Before doing the certification, I thought I knew how to teach media analysis and source evaluation. But it took such a deeper dive and led me to teach in a different way. —Erin Ermis, Educational Library Technology Specialist, Wisconsin It’s…

Media Literacy Open Days held in Belgrade and Novi Sad

Open days on media education were held on 6 October in Belgrade and on 7 October in Novi Sad, within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of media in Serbia (JUFREX…

To Make Students Victers, KITE Takes Digital Media Education To New Heights – The New Indian Express

By Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ayush Raj A, a class 7 student of GUPS, Puthoor in Palakkad would have believed a misleading message conveyed on WhatsApp claiming that Covid vaccination was harmful if he had not known what ‘misinformation’ or…

To Make Students Victers, KITE Takes Digital Media Education To New Heights – The New Indian Express

By Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ayush Raj A, a class 7 pupil of GUPS, Puthoor in Palakkad would have believed a misleading message transmitted on WhatsApp claiming that Covid vaccination was harmful if he had not known what “misinformation” or…

Wicket Gaming subsidiary Wegesrand announces two new episodes in the media education app “Wo ist Goldi” with the Bavarian Ministry of Digital

wicket game subsidiary Wegesrand announces two new episodes in the media education app “Wo ist Goldi” with the Bavarian Digital Ministry. The project was worth €550,000 when it was launched in March 2021 and the latest episodes are out today…

Stanford Study: PEN America Workshops Significantly Improved Participants’ Digital Media Literacy Skills to Combat Misinformation

Workshops created to address the threat to democracy and open discourse from deliberately spreading false information (NEW YORK) – A new study from the Stanford Social Media Lab evaluating the effectiveness of PEN America’s media literacy workshops found that the…

Stanford Study: PEN America Workshops Significantly Improved Participants’ Digital Media Literacy Skills to Combat Misinformation

Workshops created to address the threat to democracy and open discourse from deliberately spreading false information (NEW YORK) – A new study from the Stanford Social Media Lab evaluating the effectiveness of PEN America’s media literacy workshops found that the…

OSU Introduces New VR Media Education Course for Esports Certificate Program

Skye Cooley, a professor at OSU, offers students interested in esports an opportunity to get involved in virtual reality. Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Media contact: Jordan Bishop | Editor, Brand Management Department | 405-744-7193 | [email protected] Oklahoma State University’s School…

How to kill a conspiracy theory? With media literacy and better critical thinking

WILKES BARRE, PA – AUGUST 02: David Reinert holds up a large ‘Q’ sign as he waits in line to see … [+] President Donald J. Trump during his rally August 2, 2018 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza…

Teach media literacy

A new law in Illinois allows high schools to teach media literacy to students in all subjects. In case skeptics are tempted to present this as some sort of clandestine plot to indoctrinate children, it is the exact opposite. There…

Fighting misinformation in the classroom: Palmer High teacher tackles media literacy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — In Paul Blakesley’s social studies class, history and media literacy collide. “I don’t think it’s too early to start thinking about what I believe, what I find important, how do I get this information, who…

Many adults did not acquire media literacy skills in high school. What schools can do now

Children and adults alike are bombarded with questionable information daily, whether it’s fake TikTok videos about the war in Ukraine, targeted ads on Facebook, or climate change misinformation on TV. The challenge for schools is to prepare students to enter…

Many adults did not acquire media literacy skills in high school. What schools can do now

Children and adults alike are bombarded with questionable information daily, whether it’s fake TikTok videos about the war in Ukraine, targeted ads on Facebook, or climate change misinformation on TV. The challenge for schools is to prepare students to enter…

Data-driven research partnerships advance media literacy at the local level – URI News

KINGSTON, RI – September 16, 2022 – A new partnership between a University of Rhode Island professor and a national nonprofit organization will give schools and communities across the country access to a tool that measures how students are well…

Data-driven research partnerships advance media literacy at the local level – URI News

KINGSTON, RI – September 16, 2022 – A new partnership between a University of Rhode Island professor and a national nonprofit organization will give schools and communities across the country access to a tool that measures how well students are…

New study showing misinformation on TikTok highlights importance of media literacy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — A new study showing that misinformation spread by one of the world’s largest social media platforms is driving some local educators to push for more media literacy. According to a study by NewsGuard, one in…

Illinois now requires media literacy instruction in its high school curriculum: NPR

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Yonty Friesem of Columbia College Chicago about a new law in Illinois that requires high school students to take media literacy classes. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An Illinois law went into effect with the start of…

Illinois now requires media literacy instruction in its high school curriculum: NPR

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Yonty Friesem of Columbia College Chicago about a new law in Illinois that requires high school students to take media literacy classes. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An Illinois law went into effect with the start of…

Media literacy leads us down the path of partisanship • Troy Media

Reading time: 3 minutes The expression that beauty, or art, is in the eye of the beholder means that it is the beholder who decides. The same goes for the viewer of the news. Put simply, new research shows us,…

Connecting with teens in urban communities through media literacy

CHICAGO — Information and digital literacy are essential skills for surviving and thriving in today’s media-saturated world. But minority and economically disadvantaged youth in urban communities often lack these critical media literacy skills. Offering a multi-faceted perspective, Jimmeka Anderson and…

Connecting with teens in urban communities through media literacy

CHICAGO — Information and digital literacy are essential skills for surviving and thriving in today’s media-saturated world. But minority and economically disadvantaged youth in urban communities often lack these critical media literacy skills. Offering a multi-faceted perspective, Jimmeka Anderson and…

Media Education Academy in the Czech Republic offers courses on how to teach others to recognize disinformation

If you work with children and young people, you may have noticed that they don’t go anywhere without their mobile phone. However, if the younger generation is tech-savvy, its members can still quite easily fall victim to misinformation. Would you…

MOOC Camp: English for Media Literacy for Educators

MOOC Camp: English for Media Literacy for Educatorshosted by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, WCIES and the Regional English Language Office in Tallinn The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, the Warsaw Center for Education and Social Innovation and Training (WCIES), and…

MOOC Camp: English for Media Literacy for Educators

MOOC Camp: English for Media Literacy for Educatorshosted by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, WCIES and the Regional English Language Office in Tallinn The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, the Warsaw Center for Education and Social Innovation and Training (WCIES), and…

Illinois high school students will get a media literacy course this year

When Illinois high school students return to school this month, they will have new courses that lawmakers and Stanford researchers hope will prepare students to better detect misinformation and look for ulterior motives before to trust online news, social media…

Illinois high school students will be taught media literacy this year

When Illinois high school students return to school this month, they will have new courses that lawmakers and Stanford researchers hope will prepare students to better detect misinformation and look for ulterior motives before to trust online news, social media…

Illinois high school students will get a media literacy course this year

When Illinois high school students return to school this month, they will have new courses that lawmakers and Stanford researchers hope will prepare students to better detect misinformation and look for ulterior motives before to trust online news, social media…

Illinois high school students will be taught media literacy this year

When Illinois high school students return to school this month, they will have new courses that lawmakers and Stanford researchers hope will prepare students to better detect misinformation and look for ulterior motives before to trust online news, social media…

Media literacy and fact-checking are necessary to counter the phenomenon of fake news

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – Aug 19, 2022): Improving media literacy and fact-checking is necessary to counter the phenomenon of fake news in society, media scholar Masroor Gillani said on Friday during a lecture at the Information Service Academy (…

Students learn about media literacy at Media Maker Boot Camp | Silver

Students learned about media literacy at a three-week media maker boot camp sponsored by PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12, Guam Governor’s Office, Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness of Guam and the Guam International Film Festival. The program taught students…

Alex Jones is crazy, but some people listened. Media literacy can help

My six degrees of separation with Alex Jones, the convict County crazy conspiracies, goes through Scarlett Lewis, who has graced me with several interviews over the past few years. An alumnus of Boston University, where I work, she lost her…

EveryLibrary, Delaware Library Association Welcomes Passage of Media Literacy Bill | Education

EveryLibrary, a 501(c)4 political action committee, and the Delaware Library Association (DLA) this week celebrated the Delaware General Assembly’s passage of SB195, a media literacy bill that sets statewide media literacy standards in Delaware schools. “SB195 is designed to enable…

Alex Jones is crazy, but some people listened. Media literacy can help

My six degrees of separation with Alex Jones, the convict County crazy conspiracies, goes through Scarlett Lewis, who has graced me with several interviews over the past few years. An alumnus of Boston University, where I work, she lost her…

EveryLibrary, Delaware Library Association Welcomes Passage of Media Literacy Bill | Education

EveryLibrary, a 501(c)4 political action committee, and the Delaware Library Association (DLA) this week celebrated the Delaware General Assembly’s passage of SB195, a media literacy bill that sets statewide standards for media education in Delaware schools. “SB195 is designed to…

Education Horizon Grant to Empower Students Through Social Media Literacy

Associate Professor Susan Hopkins with Research Assistants Luke Bayliss and Tarra Excell. PHOTO: UniSQ Gen Z and Alpha are growing up in the days of Tik Tok and Snapchat, constantly exposed to a rapid flow of information via social media,…

Nigeria set to host UNESCO media literacy event – Voice of Nigeria

The Nigerian government is set to host the UNESCO Media Literacy Week 2022 with around 193 UNESCO members expected. Nigerian authorities have said that the Global Media and Information Literacy Week (GMIL) 2022, which Nigeria is to hold in Abuja…

Young Cambodians learn about the role of media literacy in democracy | DW AKADEMIE | DW

Like many young people around the world Today, Duch Utdom has grown using the internet and social media. He can browse the web easily. As a window to the world, his online activities partly influenced his decision to major in…

Young Cambodians learn about the role of media literacy in democracy | DW AKADEMIE | DW

Like many young people around the world Today, Duch Utdom has grown using the internet and social media. He can browse the web easily. As a window to the world, his online activities partly influenced his decision to major in…

Young Cambodians learn about the role of media literacy in democracy | DW AKADEMIE | DW

Like many young people around the world Today, Duch Utdom has grown using the internet and social media. He can browse the web easily. As a window to the world, his online activities partly influenced his decision to major in…

The Island Intelligencer: How to Improve Your Media Literacy (101)

The bread and butter of intelligence officers is, among other things, the ability to assess the integrity of information – to sort real news from the trash. This discipline is the cornerstone of important national security products that you’ve heard…

“Media Smart” – improving media literacy among young people

Views : 304 Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2022. 3:02 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: The U.S. Embassy in Belize is promoting a three-month training to help teachers and students become more knowledgeable consumers of traditional and modern media….

The Marine Corps wants to expand media literacy training. It won’t be easy

Inside the latest Marine Corps doctrinal release is a hint of a new initiative – one focused on grassroots media literacy training. The term “media literacy” appears six times in Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 8 – Information, published in June….

The Marine Corps wants to expand media literacy training. It won’t be easy

Inside the latest Marine Corps doctrinal release is a hint of a new initiative – one focused on grassroots media literacy training. The term “media literacy” appears six times in Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 8 – Information, published in June….

The Marine Corps wants to expand media literacy training. It won’t be easy

Inside the latest Marine Corps doctrinal release is a hint of a new initiative – one focused on grassroots media literacy training. The term “media literacy” appears six times in Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 8 – Information, published in June….

In a conversation, two justices of the Supreme Court of the United States discuss civics and media literacy

Two US Supreme Court justices, in a rare public discussion on education, said civics must involve more than teaching government, but should include citizenship duties as well as education to the media and critical thinking at a time when a…

In a conversation, two justices of the Supreme Court of the United States discuss civics and media literacy

Two US Supreme Court justices, in a rare public discussion on education, said civics must involve more than teaching government, but should include citizenship duties as well as education to the media and critical thinking at a time when a…

#YOUTHink media literacy book wins Best Reads at National Children’s Book Awards

#YOUTHink, a publication that aims to help tackle misinformation through media literacy, has been hailed as one of the best reads for 2020-2021 at the 7th Annual National Children’s Book Awards held recently. The book was published by the Center…

Media literacy in South Africa can help tackle fake news – here’s what it takes

Online platforms are full of examples of misinformation – from WhatsApp messages offering a miraculous cure for COVID, to social media posts claiming a politician said something he didn’t. This is increasingly common in South Africa. More than 75% of…

The vital role of impact measurement in media literacy initiatives

Improving media literacy for the general population is essential in this time of rapid digital innovation and, more worryingly, profitable and even militarized digital disruption. There is an urgent need for us to figure out how to combat misinformation through…

The vital role of impact measurement in media literacy initiatives

Improving media literacy for the general population is essential in this time of rapid digital innovation and, more worryingly, profitable and even militarized digital disruption. There is an urgent need for us to figure out how to combat misinformation through…

Kidscreen » Archive » Guru and TIME Studios tackle kids’ media literacy

Toronto-based Guru Studio has teamed up with TIME Studios in New York to produce a new animated comedy series titled balls on media literacy and recognizing disinformation. Targeting five to eight year olds, the show features Ellerby, an eight-year-old girl…

Public schools should educate their students on media literacy – North Texas Daily

Sixteen years after the creation of Twitter, and we are still learning how deeply social media has permeated our society. It makes and breaks careers and headlines, it connects us and can irreversibly change someone’s life. So why aren’t public…

Bennet, Klobuchar and Slotkin introduce bicameral legislation to strengthen media literacy and improve cybersecurity – by Ark Valley Voice Staff

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) today announced they have introduced two bicameral laws to strengthen education to the media to equip Americans with the skills to identify misinformation and disinformation…

Media Literacy Educator Certification Wins NAMLE Award

The National Association for Media Literacy (NAMLE) has selected the PBS Media Literacy Educator certification by KQED for the Media Literate Media Award 2022. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to media literacy made by media professionals with a national scope….

Democrats seek to bolster media literacy for students and veterans with two new bills

A trio of Democrats introduced two bicameral bills aimed at building the media skills of students and veterans by funding educational programs nationwide. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a leading sponsor of the Senate bills, said Thursday that the effort “will…

Book Review | Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World

De Abreu, Belinha S. (2022). Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World. ALA Neal-Schuman. Yohuru Williams’ foreword opens Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World calling for a global village where young people can engage in…

Interesting African Studies on Disinformation and Media Literacy

Image courtesy: Namibia Fact Check A number of good continent-focused studies and reports have come out recently, and two in particular stand out. Firstly, in March 2022, an interesting report on teaching Media and Information Literacy in the education sector…

Media literacy in South Africa can help fight fake news

Online platforms are full of examples of misinformation – from WhatsApp messages offering a miraculous cure for COVID, to social media posts claiming a politician said something he didn’t. This is increasingly common in South Africa. More than 75% of…

Media literacy lessons will help kids navigate the internet safely

Mali Ogawo, a pupil of Kirawa Driver School in Class Eight, is studying online at her home following lessons from a school teacher in Nairobi, Kiambu County. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Like millions of students in Kenya, young Eva Jerotich has…

Media literacy lessons will help kids navigate the internet safely

Mali Ogawo, a pupil of Kirawa Driver School in Class Eight, is studying online at her home following lessons from a school teacher in Nairobi, Kiambu County. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Like millions of students in Kenya, young Eva Jerotich has…

How Digital Media Literacy Training Can Help Bring Conversations Together

Since February, Poynter’s first social initiative in digital media education MediaWise launched a micro learning course in four languages ​​around the world. The course is designed to help people become more critical consumers of the vast amount of information they…

Amity University Dubai launches digital media education campaign – News

Published: Fri, June 10, 2022, 12:50 PM As more young people turn to online platforms for content consumption, it has become increasingly important for young people to be digitally literate and responsible when consuming and using digital media. digital media….

Students would learn media literacy under bipartisan bill

June 4, 2022 Teachers and librarians urged lawmakers on Thursday to advance a bill that would require all grades to learn information literacy, which supporters say would help students “evaluate the legitimacy of online sources.” “. Information literacy, they said,…

No, fewer books, less writing will not help media literacy (Opinion)

Do me a favor and say the following out loud: students should read fewer books and write less explanatory prose. Did that feel right to you? I doubt. But that is the message that the National Council of Teachers of…

Students would learn media literacy under bipartisan bill

Teachers and librarians on Thursday urged lawmakers to advance a bill that would require all grades to learn information literacy, which supporters say would help students “assess the legitimacy of online sources.” “. Information literacy, they said, helps students spot…

Internews Central Asia will hold a conference “Media Literacy in Action: Experts, Government, Society”

ALMATY. KAZINFORM On June 9-10, 2022, Internews Central Asia will host an international research and training conference – Media Literacy in Action: Experts, Government, Society. UNESCO will present new curricula on strategies and visual resources for media and information literacy,…

Students are lagging behind in media literacy – but the gap is not insurmountable

Listen to the article 5 minutes This audio is generated automatically. Please let us know if you have any comments. When 3,446 high school students watched an anonymously produced video on Facebook purporting to show ballot stuffing during a Democratic…

Media literacy is as important as math, science and writing

What happens when you search the internet for a restaurant you’ve heard of and the establishment doesn’t have a website? You probably ignore it and move on to the next option. Our laptops and smart phones have become instrumental filters…

New Mexico teachers embrace media literacy classes

May 15 – When the pandemic first hit and independent schools in Dulce in far northern New Mexico went into lockdown in March 2020, “it was in survival mode,” recalls teacher Mallory Merritt in college language arts and social sciences….

New Mexico teachers embrace media literacy classes | Education

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Teaching media literacy is the only real answer to fake news

On April 27, the Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a Disinformation Governance Board. So far, what we know of the council is that it is a “task force” that seeks to counter disinformation that potentially threatens national…

Streator Elementary students learn digital citizenship, media literacy and internet safety – Shaw Local

As an instructional technology coach for Streator Elementary District 44, Carolyn Wargo prepares students for the jobs of tomorrow – today. In addition to teaching technology to District 44 students, Wargo also works with the faculty to find new programs…

Media literacy against “fake news” | Republic Times

(Editor’s note: Continuing our series on media literacy, this article will explore the need for consumers to be informed about the reliability of news from various sources.) Just last week, the Department of Homeland Security formed a Disinformation Governance Council….

Media education in Malta

The definition of media has changed dramatically since the turn of the century. “Traditional” media such as television and radio have given way to the Internet and social networks. This change has led to a greater emphasis on what has…

Life lessons: what is media literacy? What we need to know

Photo courtesy of Valencia County Literacy Council | Jeremy, a VCLC student, engages in online tutoring through the Valencia County Literacy Council. EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this article stated that the junior bill allocated $50,000 for statewide media…

The importance of media education | Republic Times

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a multi-part series focusing on major issues associated with media literacy.) Several studies estimate that the average US citizen spends 4-8 hours consuming media per day. The figures include different types of media…

Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s new exhibit teaches the community about media literacy

KALAMAZOO, MI– The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is hosting a new exhibit, “Wonder Media: Ask the Questions,” to inspire the Kalamazoo community to get excited about media literacy. The 14-part interactive exhibit is spread over two floors of the museum and…

Nine out of ten teachers want media education to be on the national curriculum

Nine out of 10 teachers want media literacy to be an explicit part of the national curriculum, according to research findings. A report published by the The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Media Literacy today calls for media literacy skills,…

A need for media literacy – The Pulse

By: Léa Alsept [email protected] @l_mac0913 Perspectives from those affected not only by the physical effects of COVID-19, but also by the misinformation that has accompanied the pandemic “She got so sick… My mum is like, ‘She looked like she was…

Knowledge of social media to counter misinformation

The pandemic has amplified the flow of unverified information – both unintentional (misinformation) and deliberate (misinformation) In June 2018, two Assam youths, a sound engineer and a digital artist, were brutally killed in a lynching as they went on vacation….

Social media savvy: Carefully wading through fake news in search of the truth

We’ve all likely been victimized or known to someone who has been influenced by misinformation on social media. While most of the time it’s harmless observations on how to properly water your houseplants religiously shared on time frames, other times…

What is media literacy? What parents need to know | K-12 Schools

The rise of the internet and social media has exponentially expanded our access to information, and that includes false or misleading information. Add to this growing political polarization, an erosion of trust in mainstream media and institutions, and a growing…

Facebook’s Top Posts Fail Basic Media Literacy Tests

An overwhelming majority of the most popular Facebook posts in 2021 were posted by anonymous accounts and filled with unoriginal content, according to a new report. The study, conducted by the Integrity Institute – a new nonprofit made up of…

Media literacy: how to spot t-shirts with fabricated messages

A very common and relatively simple disinformation technique that we have seen at Snopes in recent years is the digitally manipulated fake t-shirt. Using fairly rudimentary digital editing skills, propagandists, pranksters and t-shirt sellers layer inflammatory, controversial or downright silly…

What is media literacy? What parents need to know

The rise of the internet and social media has exponentially expanded our access to information – and that includes information… The rise of the internet and social media has exponentially expanded our access to information, and that includes false or…

Media Literacy 101: 1A: NPR

Pedestrians walk past a newsstand with copies of The Wall Street Journal and a front-page story about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine being sold in Los Angeles, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP…

Media Literacy, Ethics Discussion – Indianapolis Recorder

The Society of Professional Journalists is partnering with the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and local organizations to host a free media literacy and ethics event in Indianapolis. “How true is what I read in the news and why…

Fulbright Romania Program for Teaching Excellence and Achievement 2022-2023 – Media Literacy Cohort

Deadline: March 31, 2022 Are you a full-time secondary level teacher in Romania? Apply now for the Fulbright Romania Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2022-2023 – Media Literacy Cohort. The Fulbright TEA program will bring international high school teachers to…

UK government releases online media literacy strategy to empower users to make safe choices online – Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment

UK: UK government releases online media literacy strategy to enable users to make safe choices online March 23, 2022 Herbert Smith’s Freehills To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or…

OP-ED | Our children need media literacy like fish need water

BARTH KECK While browsing the Daily News recently, I saw a link to a Washington Post column whose title intrigued me: “Online lies plague us, but should we depend on schools to cure this evil?” As a strong advocate for…