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News – Exposing prejudices in “education” in media education

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 media…

The Cloud Roadmap: Advancing Innovation in Media Technology

Over-the-top (OTT) streaming services are reshaping and underpinning the rapid industry transformation that we have seen accumulate in recent years and accelerate throughout 2020. The Changing Habits of Consumer viewing has led to an increase in the use of cloud-based…

Is your social media content attracting leads? 4 ways to strengthen your strategy

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur the contributors are theirs. Digital marketers often identify social media as one of the best forms of content marketing, but it often feels like we’re just taking the action. If social media content isn’t attracting leads,…

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…

TikTok is a unique mix of social media platforms – here’s why kids love it

TikTok, a social media platform aimed at young mobile phone users, was the second most downloaded app in the world in 2019. It was the most downloaded app in July 2020. Like a political scientist who studies social media, I…

Special Tweet: Who Owns the Intellectual Property of Social Media Content?

With millions of messages posted every day across multiple platforms, social media plays a crucial role in how we communicate, which is even more evident during lockdowns related to COVID-19. Content creators on these platforms rarely take into consideration the…

MIT launches website to help caption multimedia content | MIT News

Earlier this year, Marshal Martin Schmidt announced the settlement of a lawsuit against MIT filed by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) over the accessibility of MIT’s online audio and video content to people who are deaf or hard…

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

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

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

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 the…

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

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 the…

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

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 Time….

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

“…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 question…

Is media literacy the magic bullet for fake news?

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 you’re…

KQED Media Literacy Innovators | Education KQED

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 educator…

Teach young people to spot fake news

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 sixth…

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

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, a…

4 must-have tools to help you create amazing social media content

As a marketer, you usually have a range of different goals that you are working towards simultaneously at any given time. These could include building brand awareness, generating more leads, increasing conversions, etc. In a social media context, to get…

How to become an effective social media content creator

Are you planning to become a social media content creator? Well, this is not surprising. In 2016, Twitter says that 66 percent of people have found a new business on its platform. Sixty-nine percent of users have purchased a product…

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

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, the…

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

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 will…

Two parallel realities: a contradiction in media literacy?

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 problematic…

How Social Media Technology Has Changed the Face of Marketing for Small Businesses

All small businesses face difficult challenges, especially when it comes to improving their visibility and competing with larger competitors. As a small business owner, it’s important that you find ways to deal with these types of challenges because it can…

How to promote media literacy

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 (DCMS)….

Knowledge of Social Media—FBI

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 must…

3 Key Tips on Social Media Content Templates and Why You Should Use Them in Your Efforts

As stated by most social media marketing guides, consistency is key. Maintaining an active and engaging presence is what will help you build a digital community, expand your presence, and ultimately build connections that will lead to sales. But it’s…

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

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 by…

5 rising social media platforms to watch

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. If you are a marketer, you have used these social media giants to share your content, promote your products and services, and grow your business. But rival platforms are…

News Media Literacy | WITF

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 struggles…

The best social media content is tailor-made

kropekk_pl / Pixabay Messaging is a critical part of creating your brand story and developing a voice. Having a consistent message on your social media helps audiences understand what your brand is all about. But the way you get that…

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

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 how…

The Right Mix of Social Media Content for Manufacturing Marketing

Social media allows industry professionals to connect with their existing customers and showcase their expertise while attracting new prospects. It is playing an increasingly important role in the current digital transformation of sales and marketing. Posting regularly on your social…

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

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 developing…

MDC Partners forms a new network to unite the power of media, technology and data

Michael Bassick and Brad Sims to lead the collaboration group NEW YORK, July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — (NASDAQ: MDCA) — MDC Partners Inc. today announced the formation of a new media, technology and data network designed to place addressability at…

MDC Partners forms a new network to unite the power of media, technology and data

Michael Bassick and Brad Sims to lead the collaboration group NEW YORK, July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — (NASDAQ: MDCA) — MDC Partners Inc. today announced the formation of a new media, technology and data network designed to place addressability at…

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

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 media…

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

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 project,…

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

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 other…

The Urgent Need for Media Literacy in the Age of Annihilation

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 as…

Why critical media literacy should be taught in schools

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 result…

8 Ways Your Social Media Content Annoys Your Audience

As marketers, we all tend to think that our content is always great. We deliver value in a fun and memorable way, talking to our audience in a way they appreciate. It would be great if that were true, but…

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

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 them…

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

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 them…

Choose your content on social networks

Welcome to the second part of IT Professionalof the series on social networks. In part one, we discussed the differences between the four major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram). Now that you have an idea of ​​what…

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

“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 the…

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

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 its…

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

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 spread…

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

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 Institute…

Apple launches media literacy initiative and pledges to support education nonprofits

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 Project,…

Apple partners with media literacy programs in the US and Europe

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 engaged…

11 Ways You Can Keep Your Social Media Content On Brand

Social media has become an integral part of the marketing strategy of any modern business. However, because each platform handles content a little differently, it can be difficult to develop a cohesive strategy for multiple platforms. To find out how…

How to Create a Social Media Content Strategy

Content is at the heart of any social media strategy – neglecting to create valuable and engaging social media content will leave you extremely frustrated with your results. And while creating a social media content strategy isn’t rocket science, many…

Media literacy is key to supporting quality journalism — Quartz

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 news…

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

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 government…

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

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 their…

Experts offer advice on media literacy

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 been…

How Google-backed MediaWise teaches teens media literacy

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 the…

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

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 were…

Media literacy lessons needed to help students navigate modern platforms

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 ideological…

We should teach media culture in elementary school

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 family,…

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

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, chair…

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

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 of…

California Joins Other States in Passing New Media Literacy Law

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 Internet….

Is moderating social media content an impossible task?

In the early days of free-wheeling social media, companies placed little emphasis on moderation of content, focusing all of their efforts on allowing anyone, anywhere, to post whatever they wanted, regardless of how toxic they were. As trolls moved into…

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

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 has…

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

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 off…

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

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 assertion…

How does digital and media literacy impact today’s classroom

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 is…

Media Literacy – Everyone’s Favorite Solution to Regulatory Problems

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 Commission,…

Why “media literacy” doesn’t stand a chance

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 of…

Digital media literacy is important for everyone

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 your…

OPINION: Media literacy is essential on online platforms

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 chains…

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

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 bleak….

Media Education Educator Certification

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 and…

How to Teach Media Literacy

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 give…

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

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 York-based…

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

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 has…

Alarmed by fake news, states encourage media literacy in schools

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 or…

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

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 to…

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

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 problem…

What is media literacy and why is it important?

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 mental…

Google is developing technology for Snapchat-like multimedia content

Google is developing technology to allow publishers to create visual-oriented media content modeled on Snapchat’s “Discover”, people familiar with the situation say, raising the bar in a race between tech giants to dominate broadcasting information on smartphones. Alphabet Inc. GOOG…

More states are embracing media literacy in schools

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 passed…

BCJ is committed to digital media education | Main stories

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 self-regulation….

Media literacy plays a role in health and well-being

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 a…

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

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 schools…

Who owns my content on social media?

In 2017, an estimated 2.5 billion people will use social media, uploading around 300 million photos per day to Facebook alone. The volume of user-generated content posted to social media is unprecedented, and many are unaware of the legal implications…

Focus on media literacy in the digital age

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? The…

How media literacy is key to saving our democracy

[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 fear…

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

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 via…

Social media content marketing on a single platform

Too many brands and companies are still trying a scattered approach on social media. They try to be everywhere and disperse their efforts too much. They also apply a unique approach. Whether internal or external social media marketing teams, they…

QSTP, iHorizons to analyze Arabic social media content

Qatar Science and Technology Park and iHorizons officials exchange the deal. Doha: Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) and iHorizons have partnered to create an advanced Arabic social media content analysis system. The research and development project that aims to…

Ten Steps to Better Media Literacy Skills

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 information…