Media literacy

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

[ad_1] 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…

Media literacy: the cure for polarization

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date.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…

Media Literacy Toolkit – PEN America

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

Media Literacy – Journal – DAWN.COM

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

Media literacy is the new alphabet: why everyone should know how to read the news

[ad_1] Misinformation circulating on social media can now mean the difference between illness and health. To the untrained eye, a video of Stella Immanuel, an American doctor, looks entirely legit. Immanuel, while wearing her white coat and standing in front…

Media literacy, skepticism and resistance to unsubstantiated claims are essential to modern discourse

[ad_1] The dirge of propaganda, half-truths and lies seems to be normalized, from the White House podium to your online chat page. But there are ways to counter this problem. Damian Radcliffe of the University of Oregon said the last…

Why teaching media literacy is important in election years

[ad_1] The state of collective news and media consumption in the United States is tumultuous at best – in recent years, social media, mistrust and more have made engaging with new organizations nationwide a complex but vital task. Following what…

Should media education be a compulsory course in school?

[ad_1] It’s Media Literacy Week, so we’re dedicating Today’s Student Opinion prompt and our Lesson of the Day to the role of disinformation, disinformation and fake news in our society. Do you see yourself as an informed news consumer? What…

Wisconsin educators strive for PBS certification in media education

[ad_1] October 26, 2020 Jessie nixon According to Common sense media, teens were spending an average of nine hours a day online even before COVID and the start of our mostly virtual world. Even as adults, our time online has…

Transform media education into civic engagement

[ad_1] Being an informed contributor to America’s democratic principles and practices requires strong media literacy skills. Without them, even the most civic will find it difficult to assess and interpret the mass of information disseminated in the world. Jeff Knutson,…

Media literacy is needed more than ever

[ad_1] The Opinion BDN section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute writing or writing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. We are all faced with a lot of things right now. We are living…

Media literacy is needed more than ever

[ad_1] The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to the writing or editing of articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. We are all dealing with a lot of things right now….

News – Exposing prejudices in “education” in media education

[ad_1] Those of us who write for a living know exactly how to wrench emotions out of readers, and video / audio producers are experts at harnessing shock and awe to get the reactions we want. Taken together, today’s technological…

CogBooks learning technology offers free online media literacy course for everyone

[ad_1] “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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

Louisiana Tech professor discusses the importance of media literacy

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

There is a way to teach media literacy in schools

[ad_1] 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…

Media literacy becomes mainstream in the age of COVID-19

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

NAMLE and educational organizations unite to form the National Alliance for Media Literacy

[ad_1] Summary of weekly news June 4, 2020 – In addition to this week’s NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight,…

Why media literacy matters in times of crisis — The Hofstra Chronicle

[ad_1] Over the past few years, the American people and the rest of the world have become entangled in a love-hate relationship with misinformation. Misinformation has been a problem for some time, and yet everyday media consumers struggle to tell…

Reality Check: Using media literacy to fend off fake news | april | 2020 | Writing

[ad_1] Dolphins frolicking in the once dark and crowded canals of Venice? The unexpected note of joy from a city emptied of tourists by the coronavirus pandemic seemed almost too good to be true. Alas, it was. The images of…

[WEBINAR] Knowing the News: Media Literacy in the Age of COVID-19

[ad_1] Monday, April 13, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Webinar: Know the news PEN America and The Library Foundation invite you to attend a live, interactive media literacy webinar on Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Central Standard…

Media literacy: a critical need that should be taught in schools

[ad_1] “…to stop misinformation, social media platforms, journalists, fact checkers and citizens must all take action” Should media education be taught in schools? This is the question of an article from the Lowy Institute’s The interpreter request. He asks the…

Is media literacy the magic bullet for fake news?

[ad_1] As online news and social media have proliferated over the past decade, a whole new category of information has entered the popular lexicon: fake news. Online misinformation has come a long way from “No one on the internet knows…

KQED Media Literacy Innovators | Education KQED

[ad_1] Each year, we are thrilled to welcome K-12 educators from across the country to become KQED Media Literacy Innovators to collaborate with KQED to create and share the best professional and classroom development resources on media literacy. They are…

Teach young people to spot fake news

[ad_1] Not so long ago, the official advice for young people to stay safe online was to never share self-images. “Today children all over the country are posting TikTok videos of themselves dancing in their bedrooms,” jokes Erin Barrett, a…

OP-ED | The State adopts guidelines on media literacy; Now schools need to get to work

[ad_1] BARTH KECK Last week was National News Literacy Week. Fittingly, the Connecticut Department of Education (DOE) has announced the adoption of its Guidelines and Recommended Actions on Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy. Since the summer of 2017,…

More states say they teach media literacy, but what that means varies

[ad_1] A growing number of states are requiring their students to learn media literacy, the skills to critically analyze and interpret media messages, according to a new report from advocacy organization Media Literacy Now. In a review of state policies,…

Two parallel realities: a contradiction in media literacy?

[ad_1] How important is media literacy when our diverse digital skills and engagement with technology fail to intersect with our ability to identify ideologies and asymmetries within media? LSE PhD student Afroditi Koulaxi examines why media literacy can be a…

Do children trust the Internet? Kids and Media Literacy, Kids and Alexa – SheKnows

[ad_1] There’s a lot of anxiety about kids and technology these days, and while parents can do things like limit screen time, they can’t completely pull their kids out of the 21st century. Whether we like it or not, kids…

How to promote media literacy

[ad_1] I was recently asked to respond to a presentation on Australian children’s media literacy at LSE. Shortly after, I participated in a panel discussion on Information Literacy and Disinformation, organized by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports…

Knowledge of Social Media—FBI

[ad_1] The FBI’s Protected Voices Initiative provides cybersecurity recommendations to political campaigns on several topics, including social media literacy, to help mitigate the risk of cyber influence operations targeting the US election. Video transcript If it’s on the Internet, it…

Renee Hobbs, authority on digital and media literacy, will speak on October 28

[ad_1] Photo submitted Renee Hobbs, one of the world’s leading authorities on digital and media literacy, will give a free public lecture on Monday, October 28. This is the annual fall public lecture series presented…

News Media Literacy | WITF

[ad_1] Navigating the media landscape is difficult for adults and even more difficult for children. The research highlighted children’s lack of understanding of trusted sources of information, social media and the media in general. These challenges can be seen in…

Can media education be gamified? A Q&A with one of Fakey’s developers

[ad_1] Can media education be gamified? Some game developers think so, and there’s even research to back up their effectiveness. IFCN from last week newsletter has compiled a list of seven games launched in recent years aimed at teaching users…

Can media education fight against the “degradation of truth”? What teachers need to know

[ad_1] As “fake news” proliferates and heated political debates rage online, more teachers are turning to media literacy to help their students understand how information is created and distributed today. today. In a new report, the RAND Corporation surveyed this…

Schools and media literacy are key to the social well-being of refugee adolescents

[ad_1] A quarter of the refugees who entered Europe in 2018 were children, and 40% of them were not accompanied by adults. Credit: Kylo/Unsplash For a refugee teenager starting a new life in Europe, going to school and using digital…

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

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

The Urgent Need for Media Literacy in the Age of Annihilation

[ad_1] 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…

Why critical media literacy should be taught in schools

[ad_1] 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…

“Media Literacy Is Literacy”: Here’s How Educators and Lawmakers Work to Prepare Students for Online Success

[ad_1] Students in Michael Danielson’s media literacy class with storyboards for PSAs. (Photo: Michael Danielson) Michael Danielson gives the students in his ninth grade media literacy class a simple assignment every night: Pay attention. The mission is meant to inspire…

“Media Literacy is Literacy”: Here’s How Educators and Lawmakers Are Working to Prepare Students for Online Success

[ad_1] Students in Michael Danielson’s Media Literacy class with storyboards for public service announcements. (Photo: Michael Danielson) Michael Danielson gives the students in his ninth-grade media literacy class a simple homework every night: pay attention. The mission aims to inspire…

How to teach students historical inquiry through media literacy and critical thinking

[ad_1] “I think history lessons are exactly the sort of thing we should be talking about in history class,” Wineburg said. “But rather than teaching them as rules or things set in time or set in amber, these are precisely…

La Salle brings Poynter’s media literacy program to children in Philadelphia

[ad_1] A partnership between La Salle University and Florida-based nonprofit journalism Poynter Institute will bring a series of digital literacy training programs to Philadelphia, with the goal of helping high school and college students uncover real stories from lies that…

European Media Literacy Week and what the EU is doing to ensure fair democratic processes

[ad_1] Addicted to the fake reporter with the TV instead of having your head in front of the TV with two politicians, liar… [+] businessmen having a debate photo credit: Getty Getty From 18 to 22 March 2019, Europe celebrates…

La Salle University offers groundbreaking Google-backed media literacy training to local teens through partnership with MediaWise

[ad_1] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | March 20, 2019 — La Salle University (“La Salle”) today announced its partnership with MediaWise deliver a series of digital literacy trainings to high school and college students in the Philadelphia area. Led by the Poynter…

Apple partners with media literacy programs in the US and Europe

[ad_1] The Media Literacy ProjectThe News Literacy Project (NLP), a nonpartisan national educational nonprofit organization, empowers educators to teach middle and high school students the skills they need to become intelligent and active consumers of news and other information and…

Apple launches media literacy initiative and pledges to support education nonprofits

[ad_1] As misinformation continues to spread, a growing number of organizations are stepping in to help young people develop critical thinking, distinguish fact from fiction, and become smarter consumers of the news. Apple elevated three groups – the News Literacy…

Media literacy is key to supporting quality journalism — Quartz

[ad_1] More than ever, we need good journalism to support factual debate. But the publishing business is in crisis. The most recent job cuts – some 2,000 people at BuzzFeed, Vice and HuffPost – capped a brutal decade for the…

Three ways the government can strengthen media literacy policy in the UK

[ad_1] Improving the public’s media literacy is often cited as a key solution to the problems posed by the current information crisis, but how to achieve this is less clear. Damian Tambini of LSE outlines here some first steps the…

Media literacy is not coming to save us (but we can improve it) (Reviews)

[ad_1] Responding to concerns about disinformation and the rise of authoritarian political movements, leaders in education, journalism and civic life called for media literacy initiatives to educate the public – and young people, in particular. – on the effects of…

Experts offer advice on media literacy

[ad_1] During the 2016 presidential campaign, an article titled “Pope Francis Shocks the World, Endorses Donald Trump for President” appeared online. People have shared the enthralling story hundreds of thousands of times on social media – although it has since…

How Google-backed MediaWise teaches teens media literacy

[ad_1] Last March, Google awarded $3 million to the Poynter Institute for an effort to combat misinformation by educating teens about media literacy. The project, called MediaWise, aimed to reach 1 million teens by 2020. Less than a year into…

Ditch the cynicism of media literacy and get to work » Nieman Journalism Lab

[ad_1] A few days ago, YouTube star Pewdiepie advised his 75 million subscribers to follow a YouTube account associated with promoting alt-right and anti-Semitic content. He chose the account based on several video essays on movies there, but the signs…

Media literacy lessons needed to help students navigate modern platforms

[ad_1] What do you get when CNN’s Jim Acosta, President Donald Trump’s administration, and doctored video hit the national media? A new low in our post-truth reality. Gone are the days when the national media landscape was dominated by clear…

We should teach media culture in elementary school

[ad_1] A typical news session these days begins when we log into our favorite social media website in the morning to catch up on what we missed in our sleep. We quickly pass memes of high school friends or extended…

Media literacy: what are the challenges and how can we move towards a solution?

[ad_1] As governments seek to tackle various issues in the digital age, media literacy (or digital) is often cited as the solution, in part because it is much less controversial than attempting to regulate the internet. LSE professor Sonia Livingstone,…

California Joins Other States in Passing New Media Literacy Law

[ad_1] Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into state law a bill that requires the California Department of Education to provide media literacy resources on its website, to help teachers and students navigate the maze of information on the…

Media literacy: more than half of the world’s population does not trust social media

[ad_1] Instagram and other social media apps – Photo courtesy of Jason Howie – Flickr CAIRO – September 23, 2018: According to research published on Saturday by Reuters Institute Digital News, there has been a noticeable decline in the use…

The importance of media literacy in our media-driven culture – Daily Sundial

[ad_1] The average American spends up to 12 hours a day interacting with the media, according to the latest report from eMarketer. We spend more time watching TV and browsing social media than getting a good night’s sleep. Our society…

What we learned about media literacy by teaching fact-checking to high school students

[ad_1] Is NASA sending a 17-year-old into space? Did a girl really get hit by a car while doing the ‘In My Feelings’ challenge? And is Chipotle offering $100 gift cards for #NationalAvocadoDay? High school students have taken their summers…

I want media literacy…and more. One Reply to Danah Boyd

[ad_1] Tech specialist Danah Boyd recently delivered a keynote at SXSW Edu 2018 on Media Literacy. His main argument was that (in his own words): “if we are not careful, media literacy and critical thinking will be deployed as an…

How does digital and media literacy impact today’s classroom

[ad_1] recent research from Stanford University shows that students lack the most basic skills needed to verify information they find online. For example, many college students were unable to distinguish paid content from editorial content on a news site. It…

Media Literacy – Everyone’s Favorite Solution to Regulatory Problems

[ad_1] Media literacy is often cited as the solution – but what problem? In this new blog post for the Media Policy Project, Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at LSE and Chair of the LSE’s Truth, Trust, and Technology…

Why “media literacy” doesn’t stand a chance

[ad_1] JSocial media researcher danah boyd says forces that embrace racial extremism, anti-democratic messaging and lies about so-called crisis actors are adept at exploiting the internet, while educators and journalists still struggle to pierce their propaganda. This segment is part…

Digital media literacy is important for everyone

[ad_1] Media literacy – the ability to analyze, evaluate and understand the news and information you consume – is a complex business these days. To be media savvy in 2018, you must, as always, be able to determine who created…

OPINION: Media literacy is essential on online platforms

[ad_1] It seems no one can spend a year, or even a week, in college without at least one YouTube binge. Those sessions that start with a video sent by a friend or linked in an article that turn into…

danah boyd: How critical thinking and media literacy efforts are backfiring today

[ad_1] Few would dispute the value of helping students develop critical thinking and information literacy. But if these skills are promoted simply as a reactionary way to challenge knowledge, says danah boyd, the future can look even more chaotic and…

Media Education Educator Certification

[ad_1] Need to develop your skills first? the KQED Media Academy is your way to obtain micro-certificates and certification. PBS Certified Media Literacy Educators have demonstrated mastery of effectively assess, create and share media to support their own learning design…

How to Teach Media Literacy

[ad_1] Media literacy is more important today than ever. This is an essential skill for students of all ages, especially because teens spend an average of nine hours a day on media that doesn’t include homework or homework. Educators should…

K-12 media literacy not panacea for fake news, report says

[ad_1] From state lawmakers to Facebook advertising executives, everyone seems to think digital media literacy is an antidote to the fragmentation of the media landscape and its attendant explosion of fake news and misinformation. But a new report from New…

Studies show that a lack of media literacy among students has a negative impact

[ad_1] Looking at assistant professor of communications Kevin John’s desk, it’s clear that he’s a big consumer of media. There are Star Wars props all over his office, among other things. But John is not your average media consumer. He…

Alarmed by fake news, states encourage media literacy in schools

[ad_1] IOWA CITY, IOWA — Alarmed by the proliferation of fake content online, state lawmakers across the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction. Lawmakers in several states have introduced…

Media Literacy for “Empowerment and Protection”: Q&A with Renee Hobbs

[ad_1] The Illuminati, the “fake” 1969 moon landing, reported alien sightings: These aren’t usually topics that are covered in middle school social studies or English classes. If they do, teachers may feel compelled to dismiss them and quickly move on…

It’s not a Facebook problem – investing in media literacy is the answer

[ad_1] As concern grows about the influence social media can have on democracy, it will be tempting for lawmakers to want to regulate platforms like Facebook. This state of mind, however, is short-sighted. Instead, lawmakers need to address the underlying…

What is media literacy and why is it important?

[ad_1] lowers the intelligence of consumers, encourages them to broaden their level of thinking and refuse to accept questionable content. Understanding why a business markets pink pens to girls and what that means for society requires students to take a…

More states are embracing media literacy in schools

[ad_1] Following the 2016 presidential election and the growth in the amount and influence of “fake news” on the Internet, more and more states are considering or implementing measures to encourage or compel schools to teach media literacy. Four states…

BCJ is committed to digital media education | Main stories

[ad_1] With the added exposure to the dangers caused by the ever-changing media landscape, the Jamaica Broadcasting Commission (BCJ) is set in its position to increase digital media education among the public, children in particular, with the aim of encourage…

Media literacy plays a role in health and well-being

[ad_1] Marc Mahoney | TLH blogger In today’s climate of uncertainty about the veracity of news in general, information about the “right” sources of health can play an important role in our personal well-being. The myriad of media makes this…

Bill would help California schools teach ‘fake news’ and media literacy

[ad_1] Credit: Alison Yin for EdSource Today Credit: Alison Yin for EdSource Today Spurred on by the rise of so-called “fake news” and its impact on the election, a Santa Barbara state senator introduced a bill that would encourage K-12…

Focus on media literacy in the digital age

[ad_1] For K-12 students, there has never been a time in their lives when information wasn’t simply accessible by a Google search. But does that mean these digital natives are savvy when it comes to knowing what information to trust?…

How media literacy is key to saving our democracy

[ad_1] [Editor’s note: This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back on Monday, January 23rd for the next must-read post!] “Right now, we…

“Fake news” and fake tweets raise the stakes for media literacy

[ad_1] Media literacy is suddenly a priority issue for schools, thanks to the recent presidential election, a series of ‘fake news’ reports and new research showing how ill-equipped young people are to assess criticize the information they encounter online and…

Ten Steps to Better Media Literacy Skills

[ad_1] Media literacy skills are used for more than just research papers. As policymakers strive to increase the number of American homes with broadband access, many are realizing that it is not enough for people to be able to access…