media education

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…

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…

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…

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…

EDITORIAL | Students Need Better Media Literacy, Media Like Penn State News Can Make This Better | Editorials | Reviews | Daily College

The importance of media literacy in the current state of journalism cannot be overstated. Readers are increasingly questioning the information they consult every day. Journalists should only give them a reason to trust them, not to worry. Whatever the medium,…

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…

These students have created a new tool to bring digital media education into classrooms around the world

A student wanted to know why so many nurses were spreading misinformation about vaccines. Other participants drew parallels to popular crime-fighting myths found in shows like “Criminal Minds.” But most students who participated in a fact-checking workshop from MediaWise, the…

A boost for media literacy in Balochistan – The Friday Times

Knowledge of the basic principles of media technology and the awareness of being able to exercise caution and accuracy in taking advantage of them are today considered part of “media literacy” – just like knowledge of the basic principles of…

Global On-Ramp to Media Literacy, the Center for Media

MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 02 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Center for Media Literacy (CML), a leader in media literacy research, curriculum design and evidence-based frameworks since 1989, has launched Global acceleration towards media literacy, a 90-minute self-guided course that can…

Documentary Highlights Durango’s Mountain Middle School Success in Media Literacy – The Durango Herald

‘Trust Me’ shows how schools can teach students to think critically about information and media “Trust Me,” a documentary by director Roko Belic and the Getting Better Foundation, highlights Durango’s Mountain Middle School, which instituted a cellphone ban and media…

Check Your Media Literacy | Coeur d’Alene Press

It might seem a little ironic to focus on Media Literacy Week when the share of Americans who read the news is smaller than ever. Again, that might be the best reason to do it. Reading less (real) news amid…

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…

Claire Beach: Edmonds School District teacher and media literacy advocate

Clear Beach A bright light has gone out in Edmonds and around the world with the passing of a beloved teacher, mother, sister, friend, filmmaker and media literacy advocate: Claire Douglas Beach. Since 2001, Claire has taught thousands of students…

Claire Beach: Edmonds School District teacher and media literacy advocate

Clear Beach A bright light has gone out in Edmonds and around the world with the passing of a beloved teacher, mother, sister, friend, filmmaker and media literacy advocate: Claire Douglas Beach. Since 2001, Claire has taught thousands of students…

Clay Yarborough targets social media education and immigration in session ahead of SD 4 race

representing Yarborough clay begins its last session as a representative. But if he returns next year as a senator, the Jacksonville Republican plans to bring a cooperative mindset he learned after five years in the legislature. Yarborough is currently the…

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…

Calls for extensive media education

The main teachers trained in media education in Battambang on December 13, 2021. MoEYS Cambodia Media professionals say they want to see large-scale media education efforts for the public to prevent the spread of messages and videos containing fake news…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

Media Literacy Working Group: Steering Committee

Summary Following commitments made in the Online Media Literacy Action Plan, DCMS is launching a Media Literacy Task Force to coordinate a collective response to the systemic challenges facing the UK education landscape to the media. The working group will…

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…

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…

Welcome to the LGBTQ + language and media education program

Photo credit: Hearst property Photo credit: property of Hearst WHY WOULD VideoOut, an LGBTQ + non-profit organization, partner of Men’s health magazine? For me, the answer is crystal clear. As a kid in the 90s, I remember flipping through the…

Welcome to the LGBTQ + language and media education program

WHY WOULD VideoOut, an LGBTQ + non-profit organization, partner of Men’s health magazine? For me, the answer is crystal clear. As a kid in the 90s, I remember flipping through the glossy pages, learning more about myself and how the…

Google and PBS launch media literacy program to fight disinformation

In recent years, Google has attempted to repair its reputation as a source of disinformation by launching multiple programs, including the Google News Initiative (GNI). Today, the company has partnered with PBS Student Report Labs (SRL) and other journalism organizations…

Google and PBS launch media literacy program to fight disinformation

In recent years, Google has attempted to repair its reputation as a source of disinformation by launching multiple programs, including the Google News Initiative (GNI). Now, the company has partnered with PBS Student Report Labs (SRL) and other journalism organizations…

Google and PBS launch media literacy program to fight disinformation

In recent years, Google has attempted to repair its reputation as a source of disinformation by launching multiple programs, including the Google News Initiative (GNI). Today, the company has partnered with PBS Student Report Labs (SRL) and other journalism organizations…

Google and PBS launch media literacy program to fight disinformation

In recent years, Google has attempted to repair its reputation as a source of disinformation by launching multiple programs, including the Google News Initiative (GNI). Today, the company has partnered with PBS Student Report Labs (SRL) and other journalism organizations…

Google and PBS launch media literacy program to fight disinformation

In recent years, Google has attempted to repair its reputation as a source of disinformation by launching multiple programs, including the Google News Initiative (GNI). Today, the company has partnered with PBS Student Report Labs (SRL) and other journalism organizations…

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…

Experts push media literacy to ‘disarm’ social media

Efforts to “disarm” social media are already underway, but are still advancing at a slow pace according to communication experts and practitioners. In an online forum hosted by the Philippines Communication Society and the University of the Philippines Internet TV…

Media Literacy Training of Trainers Fellowship Program

Summary UK media education charities are invited to bid for the £ 150,000 Training of Trainers Grant pilot program. This program aims to help media education organizations adapt their teaching materials to teachers working with children with special educational needs…

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….

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…

Google donates $ 1 million to fund media literacy initiatives in Taiwan

Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) US technology company Google Inc. on Thursday donated $ 1 million to the Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) to help fund the centre’s media education initiatives. The million dollars will be disbursed over the next three years…

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…

Google commits $ 1.5 million to expand media literacy in Southeast Asia

Google, through its philanthropic arm Google.org, will contribute $ 1.5 million to the ASEAN Foundation to expand media literacy in the 10 countries that make up the Association of South Asian Nations. Southeast, the company announced at the ASEAN Digital…

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…

Media literacy: keys to interpreting media messages

World Media and Information Week is organized by UNESCO each year in October to review and celebrate progress made towards “Media and Information Literacy for All”. The book Media Literacy: Keys to Interpreting Media Messages authored by Prof. Art Silverblatt…

MDC Professor Receives National Council of Teachers of English Media Literacy Award

Emilie Sendin Émilie Andréa Sendin, Miami Dade College (MDC) Padrón campus professor of English, literature and creative writing, received the Media Education Award speak National Council of English Teachers (NCTE). The Media Literacy Award is a prestigious national award given…

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…

The Day aims to build media literacy skills in the Middle East

London, UK: The online learning platform, The Day, is offering a free trial for educators in the Middle East to improve their media literacy skills. This week marks Global Media and Information Literacy Week, and principals can register online to…

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…

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]….

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…

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…

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…

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…

MDC professor receives National Council of Teachers of English media literacy award

Miami, October 19, 2021 – Émilie Andréa Sendin, Miami Dade College (MDC) Padrón campus professor of English, literature and creative writing, received the Media Education Award speak National Council of English Teachers (NCTE). She will receive the award at a…

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…

Will “media literacy” courses help protect schoolchildren?

(NEXSTAR) – Lawmakers’ misunderstanding of a popular social media term went viral earlier this month – providing fodder for comedians online and sending teens scrambling to clean up their finstas before their parents never learn of their “fake” Instagram accounts….

Will “Media Literacy” courses help protect schoolchildren? A state thinks so | WGN 720 radio

(NEXSTAR) – Lawmakers’ misunderstanding of a popular social media term went viral earlier this month – providing fodder for comedians online and sending teens scrambling to clean up their finstas before their parents don’t learn of their “fake” Instagram accounts….

Op-Ed: Idaho Needs Media Literacy To Fight COVID-19 Misinformation

As Idaho recently announced crisis care standards for hospitals across the state, we are seeing firsthand the effects of myths, misunderstandings and misinformation about COVID-19. In today’s media environment, Idahoans are bombarded from all quarters with conflicting claims about COVID-19,…

Media literacy campaign wins gold

The Arus Academy’s Media Education 4 All (ME4A) program won the Asian Digital Media Award for Best Project in Information Literacy. Launched earlier this year, the program aims to equip educators with the ability to teach media literacy skills to…

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…

Over 1,200 Academics Join Media Literacy Program to Fight Disinformation and Fake News | Malaysia

File photo shows commuters walking past an advertisement discouraging the spread of fake news at a train station in Kuala Lumpur on March 28, 2018. – Photo Reuters KUALA LUMPUR, September 3 – More than 1,200 educators across the country…

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…

Logical and NewsMobile launch pan-Indian media literacy program to tackle disinformation about Covid-19

Fact-checkers Logically and NewsMobile have announced that they are collaborating on a series of media education workshops targeting disinformation about Covid-19. Facebook’s fact-checking partners said the workshops were made possible by support from the company. The anti-disinformation program called Covishaala,…

New textbook aims to teach media literacy skills

A manual launched last month by the Out of The Box Media (OOTB) literacy initiative aims to help teachers educate young people about media literacy in time for the 2022 election. Photo courtesy of the OOTB Literacy Initiative MANILA –…

You think you know more than you do – Grady Newsource

Essentially, all media today is digital. Therefore, when we talk about digital media education, we really mean media education. If you haven’t developed a strong sense of digital media literacy, you are certainly more likely to fall into misinformation. In…

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…

[Funding Opportunity] Advancing English for Media Literacy in Kazakhstan

The English Language Regional Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the design and implementation of the Advancing English for Education project. to the media in Kazakhstan. This twelve-month program…

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…

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…

Missed Opportunity: DCMS Announces New National Media Literacy Strategy

On July 14, the UK Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport released an “Online Media Literacy Strategy” as promised in the White Paper on Online Damage. LSE’s Professor Sonia Livingstone explains here why the strategy represents a missed opportunity…

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…

Pritzker signs legislation to add media literacy to high school curriculum | Illinois

(The Center Square) – Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation which amends the state school code to include a media literacy unit. State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez, a Democrat, filed the invoice. Some Republicans have opposed the bill, fearing it will lead…

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,…

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 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…

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…

Why is media literacy important in the UK Online Safety Bill 2021?

The UK government recently released an online security bill, which it says fulfills its commitment “to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while defending freedom of expression. Ahead of our LSE briefing on Thursday,…

URI, Media Literacy Now-RI to start study on media literacy in RI schools – URI News

Educators, parents, community members who participate in the surveywill be inscribed in the design for iPad Mini KINGSTON, RI – June 15, 2021 – Screen time during the pandemic has increased for almost everyone. What effects could this increase have…

Listicle: 5 Ways To Cultivate Media Literacy

This article first appeared in Digital Edge, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on June 14, 2021 – June 20, 2021. –A +A Many of us have experienced the panic that comes from seeing our friends or family share a video or…

Media literacy is needed more than ever [column] | Local voices

The U.S. intelligence community released a report in March that described how the Iranian and Russian governments orchestrated digital attacks on U.S. social media platforms to influence the 2020 election. According to the report, they did so by bombarding Facebook,…

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…

A Post-Pandemic Wish: Teach Every Child Media Literacy Skills

As we celebrate a year since the pandemic turned our lives upside down and brought us into our homes, one of the many remarkable changes that have taken place has been our increased reliance on the internet. In March 2020,…

Two parallel but disconnected paths: building the bridge between media education and citizenship education

Media education and citizenship education are essential in the digital age, but Gianfranco Polizzi, researcher at the University of Birmingham and Marina Cino Pagliarello, lecturer at UCL, argue that in the UK these are two parallel but disconnected tracks, and…

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…

Editorial: Media literacy is essential for online reading

The news media continue to deliver their content online, a place where information is readily available, whether true or not. In the wake of the digital information age, disbelief and confidence in the news has fluctuated. The Northern Star Editorial…

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…

Media Literacy Ireland to host major online webinar on April 27

As disinformation continues to seep into public discourse at all levels of society, Media Literacy Ireland (MLI) is hosting an online webinar on April 27 to discuss disinformation issues and how to address them. MLI is an informal alliance of…

UNDEF-funded project to strengthen media literacy and fact-checking skills

With the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), Africa Check, the continent’s leading independent fact-checking organization, will implement a multi-pronged four-year project to tackle disinformation and strengthen democracy. The project, Media education for evidence-based decision making in Nigeria,…

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 for Educators | The star

A GROUP of Malaysian media educators and professionals have worked together to design the country’s first media literacy curriculum. The partnership is made possible by the establishment of a national movement called Media Education For All (ME4A) with 15 educators…

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…

Why using Facebook should require a media literacy test

We don’t allow people to start driving motor vehicles until they have had a driver training course and then a test for a very good reason – vehicles are dangerous for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Social networks and the deceptive…

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….

How to Use ALA’s Guide to Media Literacy

Alas Media Literacy in the Library: A Guide for Library Practitioners, published in November 2020, is “designed to support libraries in their efforts to improve the media literacy skills of adults in their communities”. So what exactly is media literacy?…

Creating Space for Humor in Critical Media Literacy

Digital media are an important tool for expanding access to knowledge and skills. Yet digital content and platforms can also reproduce power structures. From white supremacist Tweets to capable TikTok algorithms, oppressive ideologies are popping up everywhere online. Young people…

In this age of disinformation, media literacy is a necessary skill for Colorado students – Greeley Tribune

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…

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…

Opinion: College students should consider the importance of media literacy

Social media is a great way to connect with others and access a wide range of viewpoints from different people. However, issues such as the spread of misinformation and increased polarization on social media are issues we know all too…

New media literacy standards aim to fight against “declension of the truth”

Teachers have always taught students how to verify and analyze information, but helping them distinguish fact from fiction became especially difficult last fall. As former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen circulated on social media and…

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…

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

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 and…

Media Literacy – Journal – DAWN.COM

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 Pakistan…

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,…

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

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 or…

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…

Media literacy is needed more than ever

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 through…

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…

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…