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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…

Opinion, Dave Dale: Media literacy can help navigate conflicting narratives

Primary is probably the best place to start teaching students about the global news buffet and how healthy news eating depends on your choices. An acquaintance asked me the other day if the government controls what the mainstream media reports…

Media Literacy Advances in Illinois

Henry E. Scott | for editor and editor A media literacy program will be part of the curriculum at every high school in Illinois beginning in the 2022-23 school year. The program stems from a bill introduced by Illinois State…

Poynter’s MediaWise Expands Digital Media Literacy Program to Help France Slow the Spread of Disinformation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 23, 2022) – French citizens can learn how to protect themselves from false and misleading information on the internet thanks to a new app-based program from MediaWise, the non-profit Poynter Institute’s digital media literacy social initiative….

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…

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…

Media literacy can reduce stereotypes; mass communication research samples lack diversity

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain The media people consume inform much of their daily lives, including how they perceive others. A pair of recent studies from the University of Kansas show that a media literacy intervention can help reduce the stereotypes…

Tosa high school students learn media skills through student journalism

WAUWATOSA, Wis. – It’s National News Awareness Week and we want to help you figure out what’s credible news and what’s misinformation. Wauwatosa high school students learn these skills by running their newspaper “The Compass.” Each week, these students meet…

Rick Scott and Gus Bilirakis want social media platforms to do more to tackle the opioid crisis

Last week, the United States Senator Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., sent a letter to the leaders of Meta Platforms, Inc., WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snap Inc. and ICT Tac requesting information about each platform’s actions…

Media literacy bill aims to make Delaware students better digital citizens

Lawmakers passed a bill requiring the teaching of black history last year. Today, a similar bill aims to do the same for media literacy. Misinformation and lies spread through social media and the rest of the internet have increasingly become…

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…

Dream job: Disney is hiring a social media content creator

Document/Getty Images In high school, when they present you with career options, they usually leave out the cool stuff. But they can’t be faulted for not including this opportunity: Disney Parks is looking for two people to join its team…

Poynter Institute’s MediaWise Announces International Expansion of Digital Media Education Program to Address Global Information Disorder

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (December 13, 2021) – When the Poynter Institute launched its MediaWise digital media education initiative in 2018, the non-partisan nonprofit set an ambitious goal. Teach 1 million middle and high school students how to better detect misleading…

Social media content leads to arrest of 3 White Hall students, district says

White Hall Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are examining social media content that led to the arrest of three students at White Hall High School on Thursday. According to a statement from the White Hall School District, the…

Social media content leads to arrest of 3 White Hall students, district says

White Hall Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are examining social media content that led to the arrest of three students at White Hall High School on Thursday. According to a statement from the White Hall School District, the…

Shashidhar Nanjundaiah | Can Media Literacy Efforts Ensure Information Transparency?

During the last week of October 2021, the UN-sponsored Global Media and Information Week in South Africa, with the participation of India, resolved to tackle disinformation by improving the capacity people to counter it. Nothing could better position media education…

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…

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…

What Will Illinois Students Learn in Media Literacy Classes?

This summer, Illinois became the first state to require a media education unit for all high school students. Why is this important: Media literacy can help young people to critically examine the information they consume. Researchers in suburban Chicago found…

College Newsrooms Should Help Fix Media Literacy

Illinois’ The recently passed law on media literacy in education does not apply to college newsrooms, but college-aged journalists can – and should – contribute to media literacy in communities communities by increasing transparency about our journalistic practices and the…

Does your school district in Rhode Island teach media literacy?

The Boston Globe’s weekly Ocean State Innovators presents a question-and-answer session with Rhode Island innovators who are launching new businesses and nonprofits, conducting groundbreaking research and reshaping the state’s economy. Send tips and suggestions to reporter Alexa Gagosz at [email protected]….

League of Women Voters Schedules Media Literacy Webinars | Local News

LINCOLN – The League of Voters of Nebraska will present two virtual webinars on media literacy, the journalistic profession and the importance of the First Amendment in November. The first webinar, “Media Literacy in the Age of Disinformation,” will run…

Statewide report finds RI students lacking access to media literacy – URI News

KINGSTON, RI – October 25, 2021 – In an age awash with disinformation, toxic social media, and deep political and cultural divisions, students must learn to critically analyze media messages. But not enough Rhode Island students have media education opportunities…

Illinois high school students to learn media literacy skills next year

CARTERVILLE, Ill. (KFVS) – Illinois high school students will learn media literacy skills in the classroom starting next school year. Illinois Public Act 102-0055 requires media education for all Illinois public high school students starting in the 2022-2023 school year….

Take the time to celebrate Media Literacy Week

October 25-30 is American Media Literacy Week, sponsored by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). According to NAMLE, media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication. In its simplest…

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…

Suburban freshmen get crash courses in media literacy

Illinois high schools will be required to offer a media literacy course in 2022. It is the first state to require such courses to be taught, but some schools are already teaching the skills in every class. Neuqua Valley High…

Illinois becomes first state to require media literacy classes for high school students

Amid a new era of widespread disinformation about elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccines, some states are backing down: Illinois recently passed a law requiring high schools to teach media literacy. While many schools across the state and country teach…

Illinois High School Media Literacy Required | New

Approved on July 9 by Governor JB Pritzker, House Bill 234 will require all public high schools in Illinois to include media education in their curriculum during the 2022-2023 school year. With this bill, Illinois becomes the first state to…

With militarized disinformation, media literacy is now a vital skill

Stephen Dunn / AP In this photo from December 20, 2017, Ariana Mamudi, 14, a freshman in the digital college student class at Brookfield, Connecticut, searches for information about cyberbullying. The required class teaches media literacy skills and has students…

Teaching Texas Students Media Literacy

This summer, the state of Illinois became the first to require a media literacy class for all high school students. It’s a big step forward, and Texas should be next. Our nation is facing a crisis of disinformation. While pandemic…

EPS Rocks High School Media, Technology Program Pathways | Local News

Update This story has been updated to clarify that Parker’s 3D printers he uses to make memories are his own, which he brings to EHS for students to use during the school year. ENID, Okla. – Chaos Magic did not…

Colorado law mandates online media education resources

(TNS) – In an age dominated by social media and massive amounts of information and misinformation, the state of Colorado will soon help schools teach kindergarten through high school students how to distinguish fact from fiction. The Colorado General Assembly…

Media literacy can be crucial in making informed health decisions related to a pandemic

From Texas Standard: As the delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps across the country, cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, especially in places where vaccination rates are relatively low. And there is a real and growing concern that the disinformation…

Media literacy can be crucial in making informed health decisions related to a pandemic

As the delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps across the country, cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, especially in places with relatively low vaccination rates. And there is a real and growing concern that the disinformation flourishing in some of…

Unit 5 wants the use of social media included in the media literacy course

The program manager at Normal Community and Normal West High Schools says the district already has a good foundation for teaching media literacy. Illinois high schools will be required to teach media literacy starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Dan…

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…

Media education requirement and ban on animal products among latest 53 bills signed by Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD – Public high schools in Illinois will soon be required to teach students how to access and rate various types of information and social media they see online and elsewhere as part of their regular curriculum. This was among…

Media education requirement, ban on animal products among last 53 bills signed by Pritzker | Politics

SPRINGFIELD – Public high schools in Illinois will soon be required to teach students how to access and rate various types of news and social media that they see online and elsewhere as part of their regular curriculum. It was…

Media Literacy Obligation, Animal Products Ban Among Latest 53 Pritzker Bills Signed | Government and politics

Governor JB Pritzker signs HB 376, the Fair Teaching of Asian American History Act. SPRINGFIELD — Public high schools in Illinois will soon have to teach students how to access and evaluate various types of news and social media they…

Media literacy requirement, ban on animal products among latest bills signed by Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois public high schools will soon be required to teach students how to access and assess various types of information and social media they see online and elsewhere as part of their regular curriculum. It was among 53…

Berlin’s New Educator Gets Media Literacy Certification

NEW BERLIN, WI — A New Berlin teacher earned national certification last month to teach students how to think critically about the media they consume every day. Jaclyn Jecha, a social studies teacher at New Berlin West Middle and High…

SCOTUS will decide whether social media content is protected

14-year-old Pennsylvania high school student who took to Snapchat after failing to secure a spot on the college cheerleader team is at the center of a case currently before the State Supreme Court -Unis who will test the limits of…

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…

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…

It’s Time to Make Media Literacy Mandatory in College Classrooms – Massachusetts Daily Collegian

All adults should have tools for responsible media consumption We all know not to believe everything we read on the internet, especially social media, but do we really know how to do it effectively? It takes a keen eye to…

A marble voice for student media education

MARBLEHEAD, MA – A hotly contested election, a global scourge and the effects of this year-round scourge are causing students across the country to spend much more time alone on their computers and much less time surrounded by people with…

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…

Media literacy: an antidote to disinformation

Education experts are calling for combating crazy conspiracy theories, baseless rumors of widespread voter fraud and disinformation about COVID-19 with media literacy. After attending Black Lives Matter rallies and protests in August, some of Virginia Boyle’s students came to her…

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….

Media education in a post-pandemic world

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

Media Literacy is a Necessary Skill for Colorado Students

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

How to improve media literacy in the age of disinformation

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

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

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

Should media education be a compulsory course in school?

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 about…

Wisconsin educators strive for PBS certification in media education

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 increased…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…