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🎥 Hit by waves of disinformation, young people fight against media literacy

By RON FIELDSNews Publishing Network Hours after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, social media was flooded with misinformation. Photos and videos of downed fighter jets, videos of explosions, photos of Russian forces marching through the streets of Moscow or Ukrainians…

Introduce digital media education in schools

A recent study focusing on the United States and India highlighted the lack of attention to digital media literacy in education policies as a critical factor in the spread of disinformation online. The power of social media to optimize and…

How Media Literacy Can Fight Disinformation

Technology Misinformation will never go away, but teaching the community to spot it can rob lies of their power, writes Tanya Notley of Western Sydney University in part three of a series on the worsening spread of misinformation in line…

Karakol American Corner Unveils Media Literacy and Cybersecurity Information Center

On February 18, 2022, the Issyk-Kul Oblast Library officially opened the Karakol American Corner Information Center for Media Literacy and Cyber ​​Security. In addition, participants of the English language program for young professionals received a certificate of completion. Both programs…

Misinformation won’t go away, but media literacy can help fight it

Penrith (Australia): Misinformation won’t go away, but teaching the community to spot it can strip lies of their power. The spread of misinformation has had very real consequences during the pandemic, vaccine myths and false claims about the virus have…

Misinformation won’t go away, but media literacy can help fight it

Misinformation won’t go away, but teaching the community to spot it can strip lies of their power. The spread of misinformation has had very real consequences during the pandemic — vaccine myths and false claims about the virus…

USAID-Funded Central Asia Media Program Hosts Third Annual Media Literacy Eduthon

February 8, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – From February 8-12, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Central Asia Media Program is hosting its third annual Innovative Media and Digital Literacy Seminar, MediaCAMP Eduthon 2022. The online event brings together…

USAID-Funded Central Asia Media Program Hosts Third Annual Media Literacy Eduthon

February 08, 2022, Nursultan, Kazakhstan – From February 8-12, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Central Asia Media Program is hosting its third annual Innovative Media and Digital Literacy Seminar, MediaCAMP Eduthon 2022. The online event brings together…

Media literacy is increasingly crucial in preparing students to navigate the reliability of information

Diving Brief: Constructivist media decoding is a method that helps students develop critical thinking skills, enabling them to conduct their own learning while honing the ability to examine messages in a variety of media formats through curriculum-based activities which can…

What media education and digital citizenship?

The government wants to educate young citizens about media and digital citizenship. A good initiative, provided you know what we are talking about. Edifying example with the role of the media in the health crisis. In a joint statement, the…

Fulbright Program for Excellence and Achievement in Teaching (Media Literacy Cohort)

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) media literacy cohort is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright program was created in 1946 under legislation introduced by former United States Senator…

The United States supports a media education project for 170 radio journalists and 1,000 young people

Through Bimbola Oyesola the The United States government has declared that it is committed to supporting initiatives that promote and enhance media literacy in Nigeria. With the support of the US Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and…

US supports media literacy project for 170 radio journalists and 1,000 youth

Through Bimbola Oyesola the The United States government has stated that it committed to supporting initiatives that promote and improve media literacy in Nigeria. With the support of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and…

United States supports media literacy project to build capacity of 170 radio journalists and 1,000 youth

With the support of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS) launched the “Project Fact Check Nigeria”, a media education project and fight against disinformation. The…

United States Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists and 1,000 Youth

The United States government is committed to supporting initiatives that promote and improve media literacy. With the support of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS)…

In our opinion: all I want for Christmas is better media literacy

It is the season of hope, faith and joy. So, like everyone else, the Columbian Editorial Board is compiling a wish list. Of course, we will ask Santa for conscientious elected officials, free and fair elections, and a new bridge….

Educators form a media education society

SOME 65 teachers and lecturers have signed up to become Malaysia’s first-ever registered society to tackle misinformation and disinformation through education. Launched in conjunction with Unesco’s World Media and Information Literacy Week, the initiative is facilitated by the award-winning Media…

Teaching media literacy viewed as a positive, but schools are slow to add it

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Media literacy has been shown to have positive effects. But schools across the United States have been slow to add it to their curriculum. “How are we as a nation? We are very poor, ”said Helen Lee…

Take the time to boost your media literacy | Editorials

Increasingly, disinformation is at the root of many divisive arguments and as the cause of too many disasters. As the media becomes more and more connected to what we perceive to be real, every person should take the time to…

How integrating media literacy and classroom education can help students learn to “read the world”

How can we help students learn to “read the world” by integrating media literacy and classroom education Dear fellow educators, I am an educator with over two decades of English Language Teaching (ELT) experience and a keen interest in media…

Combating disinformation through media literacy

AMID efforts to curb the pandemic with the rollout of vaccines, the World Health Organization has also expressed concern over the misinformation that has taken place online. Called an infodemic, a hanger of “information” and “epidemic,” it usually refers to…

Media Literacy in the Online Safety Bill: Sacrificing Citizenship for Resilience?

The UK Online Safety Bill, released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in May 2021 and currently under the control of a small parliamentary committee, aims to establish a new regulatory framework to combat harmful content online….

Media literacy helps dispel fake news

A man looks out of his home next to a poster urging the public not to participate in spreading fake news in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo: AFP) To combat fake news and other forms of disinformation, the best arsenal is Media…

Cronkite School celebrates Media Literacy Week

This is Media Literacy Week, an event hosted by the National Association of Media Literacy Education that involves using news, social media, movies, and music to better develop critical thinking skills. We learned more from Kristy Roschke, Executive Director of…

Facebook and AAP Launch “Check The Facts” Media Literacy Initiative

To share Tweeter To share E-mail Facebook Australia is partnering with the Australian Associated Press (AAP) to launch ‘Check the Facts’, a nationwide media literacy campaign in Australia. The national social media education campaign, launched on October 26 and running…

To fight disinformation on digital platforms, teach media literacy in schools

If you want to share your opinion on a cultural, political or personal topic, create an account here and check out our post to find out more. ____ The recent testimony of the Facebook whistleblower Francis Haugen in the US…

Facebook Partners With AAP To Launch Media Literacy Campaign Via Momentum

Facebook Australia has partnered with the Australian Associated Press (AAP) to launch “Check the Facts”, a national media literacy campaign in Australia. The national social media education campaign, launched today and running through November 24, aims to educate and empower…

Today’s digital citizens need digital literacy skills

OTTAWA, ON, 22 October 2021 / CNW / – 20 October 2021 – Canadians are spending more time online during the pandemic and this year Media Literacy Week aims to shine a light on the essential digital literacy skills that…

Today’s digital citizens need digital literacy skills

OTTAWA, ON, 22 October 2021 / CNW / – 20 October 2021 – Canadians are spending more time online during the pandemic and this year Media Literacy Week aims to highlight the essential digital literacy skills that today’s digital citizens…

Cronkite School, Arizona PBS to celebrate Media Literacy Week with outreach events, programs and activities

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS will join colleges and universities across the country in celebrating American Media Literacy Week starting October 25. Media Literacy Week is an annual event sponsored by the National…

ABC Heywire Distance Media Education Project – MEDIA LITERACY

This year, the Remote Media Literacy Project has expanded to provide the most remote students in the country with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to become media literate citizens. Grants received from the Judith Neilson…

We are all imperfect when it comes to media literacy, let’s face it

Media literacy – the practice of critically appraising all kinds of media and understanding how they shape our lives – is a learned skill that no one can expect to fully master all the time. With the rapid evolution of…

Engstrom UK studies Marvel’s “Avengers” in Media Literacy Book

In this compelling analysis, Engstrom and his co-author Ralph Beliveau, of the University of Oklahoma, compare case studies from movies and TV shows that actively challenge societal stereotypes – or, in the words of from Engstrom, the “counter-hegemonic” media. “Hegemony”…

EU-Western Balkans Conference on Media Literacy in Skopje on September 27

SKOPJE – The European Union delegation to North Macedonia and the Macedonian Media Institute are organizing the EU-Western Balkans regional conference on media literacy “Building resilience against disinformation” on Monday 27 September. The conference will be opened by the President…

OUR VIEWPOINT: In controversial times, media literacy is crucial | Editorial

The media landscape has changed dramatically so far in the 21st century. We can access information in ways we never imagined until just 20 years ago. It was enough of a challenge for those who found it difficult to get…

Pitts: To survive, we must teach children critical thinking and media literacy | Remark

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King Dr King didn’t know half of it. Those words, after all, date back to 1963. At the time, the idea of ​​American citizens…

Government releases online media literacy strategy to tackle online disinformation – Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment

UK: Government releases online media literacy strategy to tackle online disinformation To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. The government released the new strategy as part of its fight against the spread of disinformation and disinformation. The…

UIS experts: media literacy needs to deepen knowledge to end disinformation

The state of Illinois will require high schools to teach media literacy starting in fall 2022. Educators at the Illinois State University School of Communication will closely monitor the State Board of Education’s requirements for a media literacy program. Illinois…

Online media literacy strategy aims to help young people navigate misinformation

The UK government has released a strategy to help young people spot disinformation online, as part of a larger effort to improve media literacy and make the internet a safer place for children. The strategy [PDF] will involve training teachers,…

More connected? Additional devices do not diminish ‘troubling’ media literacy skills

What is media literacy for students? Media literacy is the ability to understand the validity and intent of a medium. The term can be applied to any form of media with which students interact. This includes images in lessons and…

Bring media education to the masses and to the State House

As partisanship continues to create a deep ideological chasm in the United States, an informed population may be the only way to bridge the divides. According to the politically neutral nonprofit Media Literacy Now (MLN), the idea of ​​media literacy…

Q&A: Speaker discusses LAUSD’s new media literacy requirement

In March, the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board unanimously passed a resolution calling for critical media literacy learning from elementary to high school. The decision, led by LAUSD Board member Jackie Goldberg and supported by UCLA Teacher Education…

YouTube Launches New Media Literacy Experience, Running Ads Before Videos to Raise Awareness on Identifying and Managing Disinformation Online / Digital Information World

A new YouTube experiment will be running short “media literacy” ads, with the aim of encouraging critical thinking in its user base. The idea of ​​the literacy experiments was featured on a Google support webpage, updated April 12, 2021, as…

YouTube testing with ‘media literacy tips’ as ads before videos

Image source: PIXABAY YouTube testing with “media literacy tips” as ads before videos. YouTube is testing a new experience where it will occasionally run 15-second “media literacy” ads before videos to “inspire critical thinking”. The video streaming platform will broadcast…

YouTube tests ‘media literacy tips’ as ads before videos

A new YouTube experience will occasionally run 15-second “media literacy” ads before videos to “inspire critical thinking”. YouTube updated its support page listing many of the different experiences the video provider is currently trying, adding details on a new ‘media…

UGA Education Researchers and Nonprofits Tackle Disinformation with Media Literacy | Campus News

Micah Shannon enjoyed her Advanced Placement English course at Clarke Central High School. It made him think critically. Its teacher would present two perspectives on a topic and ask students to analyze the logical flow used by authors to develop…

It’s time for our schools to consider a media literacy program | The new times

I’m not the most perfect parent, but imagine I’m like a lot of them in the digital age. When I hear children and misinformation mentioned in the same breath, I get anxious wondering how the internet might be influencing them….

Educators fight disinformation through media literacy

As misleading reports, disinformation and false data spread around the world, students of all ages need better instruction on how to assess media and data. Some universities and K-12 school systems have developed media education courses and standards to help….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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 – 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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…