media literacy

🎥 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 should be a subject in the school curriculum

In 2017, I had the enormous privilege of doing an internship at the New Zealand Science Media Center as part of my honors year at the University of Otago. I’ve blogged, edited the website, managed social media accounts, and sent…

Nawaz: Convoy of Truckers Highlights Urgent Need for Media Literacy

Links to the breadcrumb Opinion Columnists Media literacy is part of the revised curriculum in Quebec — a good thing since QAnon has an active base in that province. Author of the article: Saleema Nawaz • Montreal Gazette Special Publication…

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…

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…

Fostering Media Literacy in the Age of Deepfakes | MIT News

As people turn to digital media for news at high rates, media manipulation algorithms continue to gain power. In a Pew Research Center survey (August/September 2020), 53% of adults in the United States say they receive information on social media…

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 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…

Media Literacy for Justice | News and Press Center

CHICAGO — The corrosive effects of today’s relentless media tide are pernicious. We are conditioned in many ways by our media environments to accept, not question, making it crucial that young people master the skills to access, analyse, evaluate and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Murphy Introduces Social Media Education Legislation – St. Louis Call Newspapers

Legislation has support from Superintendents, MPA, MBA As social media continues to grow in popularity and usage, the need for education about responsible internet use becomes more evident. State Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, said kids today consume more online media…

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…

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…

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…

Media Education; an underrated superpower. . . – Boonville Daily News

The Lowe Down by Pam Lowe One thing we have learned or reinforced from this pandemic is our need for human contact. And the important role of technology in communicating with others. There is a skill in communicating effectively and…

Former BBC journalist to host media literacy workshop

Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Janette Ballard will host a free workshop on news, media and social media next Saturday. Ballard, who is a leading expert in media literacy, will spend two hours discussing media – in all its forms…

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…

Tkachenko summarizes the activity of the Ministry of Culture in 2021

Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko presented the achievements in the field of culture, creative industries, tourism and information security in 2021. “The Great Restoration – the first restoration program for cultural heritage sites – has been…

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…

Innovative ways to increase knowledge of social media in Sri Lanka – India Education | Latest Education News | Global education news

“Innovative Ways to Increase Social Media Proficiency in Sri Lanka” was the theme of a closed-door roundtable hosted by the UNESCO New Delhi office and Mythos Labs on December 8, 2021. The roundtable mobilized various experts from institutions such as…

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)…

US supports training of 1,000 young people in media literacy project

The US government has expressed support for training 1,000 youth and 170 radio journalists in media literacy. A statement titled “US Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists and 1,000 Youth” disclosed the launch of the…

The United States supports the training of 1,000 young people in a media education project

Published December 20, 2021 The United States government has expressed support for training 1,000 young people and 170 radio journalists in media literacy. A statement titled “US Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists, 1,000 Youth”…

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…

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…

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…

Pamplin Media Group – Three Ways to Take Personal Responsibility for Media Literacy

Here’s how Oregonians can control the quality of the information they need to navigate a confusing information landscape There is a lot of talk these days about fake news, the spread of false information, and the confusion of “alternative facts”….

Project Censored Aims to Highlight Underreported Stories and Strengthen Media Literacy – Central Florida News – Intersection

Mickey Huff (l) and Andy Lee Roth. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE Each year, Project Censored publishes a book of 25 stories that the group believes should receive more media coverage. Project Censored was founded in 1976 at Sonoma State…

Bill requiring social media literacy classes in public schools

Jesse scheckner By Jesse Scheckner For FloridaPolitics.com A bill requiring Florida public schools to include social media literacy classes alongside other mandatory programs on Tuesday allowed the Senate Education Committee to receive consistent, bipartisan support. SB 480, sponsored by Republican…

Bill requiring social media literacy classes in public schools

Jesse scheckner By Jesse Scheckner For FloridaPolitics.com A bill requiring Florida public schools to include social media literacy classes alongside other mandatory programs on Tuesday allowed the Senate Education Committee to receive consistent, bipartisan support. SB 480, sponsored by Republican…

Bill to require social media literacy classes progresses

A bill requiring Florida public schools to include social media literacy classes alongside other mandatory programs on Tuesday allowed the Senate Education Committee to receive consistent, bipartisan support. SB 480, sponsored by the Republican Senator. Danny burgess of Zephyrhills, would…

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…

Should Florida Students Learn “Social Media Skills” in School? Some lawmakers think so

Social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat are used by children and teens around the world, and some Florida lawmakers want to make sure students are educated on the risks and benefits of using it. of these platforms….

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…

MDC teacher receives National Council of Teachers of English Media Literacy Award

Emilie Andrea Sendin Emily Andrea Sendin, Miami Dade College (MDC) Padrón Campus English, Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, received the Media Literacy Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The Media Literacy Award is a prestigious…

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…

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…

Taiwan Steps Up Efforts To Increase Public Media Literacy To Combat Fake News, East Asia News & Top Stories

TAIPEI – A video of Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung singing into a microphone at a dinner party drew criticism from internet users and an opposition leader when it began circulating online last Wednesday ( November 10) at night. The…

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 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…

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…

“Media literacy is the key to the fight against violence to which children are exposed”

Tista ‘taqra bil- Malta. The South Korean Dystopian Series Squid game has become Netflix’s most-watched TV series, but there have been growing calls to stop children from watching it to prevent them from emulating its violent challenges. However, seasoned broadcaster…

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…

Latvia helps organize UN seminar on media literacy / Article

Organized as part of Global Media and Information Literacy Week, it will take place online at 3:00 p.m. Latvian time and will focus on the role of civil society in media literacy under the title: “Empowering Civil Society in Strengthening…

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…

For American Media Literacy Week, How To Find Trusted Sources, And Other Tips To Become A Savvy News Consumer [editorial] | Our opinion

THE PROBLEM: This is American Media Literacy Week, which is hosted by the National Association for Media Literacy. As the association’s website explains, this week’s mission is to “highlight the power of media literacy and its vital role in education…

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…

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]….

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…

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…

Media literacy is essential for Generation Z – The Daily Aztec

In the wake of ex-Facebook employee and federal whistleblower Frances Haugen revelations on social media algorithms on CBS ‘ “60 minutes” and following testimony At the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, the importance of Internet media literacy was emphasized….

Media literacy is essential for Generation Z – The Daily Aztec

In the wake of ex-Facebook employee and federal whistleblower Frances Haugen revelations on social media algorithms on CBS ‘ “60 minutes” and following testimony At the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, the importance of Internet media literacy was emphasized….

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…

Join Rappler’s digital media, technology and society webinar series

In an online landscape saturated with disinformation and with the upcoming Philippine elections in 2022, how can we cultivate a voting population that is media and information literate? With the coronavirus pandemic increasing the use of digital media and the…

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…

Gummy cannabis scam illustrates need for media literacy

Would you like to buy me some cannabis gummies? Apparently hundreds of people would. The only problem is that I am not selling them and looking for business opportunities. But recent memes, stories, and other misinformation online have not only…

Senator Danny Burgess wants social media culture taught in schools

Burgess: Students Need to Learn About Dangers Online Facebook whistleblower still believes in the platform’s potential Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen has warned senators of the dangers of the social media website, but still has hopes for the platform. USA…

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….

David Suzuki CBD gummies scam illustrates need for media literacy

David Suzuki Foundation receives daily calls from people deceived by fake Facebook pitches Elsa Olofsson / Unsplash Would you like to buy me some cannabis gummies? Apparently hundreds of people would. The only problem is that I am not selling…

CBD gummy scam illustrates need for media literacy

Would you like to buy me some cannabis gummies? Apparently hundreds of people would. The only problem is, I don’t sell them and look for business opportunities. But recent memes, stories, and other misinformation online have not only made me…

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…

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”…

CI’s Engstrom Studies Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ in New Media Literacy Book

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 29, 2021) – How do Hollywood clichés perpetuate the status quo? Erika Engstrom, media content expert and director of the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, explores this…

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”…

CI’s Engstrom Studies Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ in New Media Literacy Book

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 29, 2021) – How do Hollywood clichés perpetuate the status quo? Erika Engstrom, media content expert and director of the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, explores this…

Opinion: Media education the antidote to this infodemic

Imagine a media-literate America – a place where the daily norm would be to check out polarizing memes, Facebook and Twitter posts, and other sources of misinformation. Imagine Americans using our remotes to pause cable news on their TV screens…

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…

Media education, the antidote to this infodemic

Imagine a media-literate America – a place where the daily norm would be to check out polarizing memes, Facebook and Twitter posts, and other sources of misinformation. Imagine Americans using our remotes to pause cable news on their TV screens…

Students Need More Than Excel to Excel: The Case for Media Literacy Course Requirements

As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, DePaul’s students are once again entering and exiting classrooms and re-acclimating to in-person classes. But even if we make this transition together, it would do us good to think more critically about the…

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…

PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification Academy

Now more than ever, educators need support in digital media literacy skills, both in remote and traditional classroom settings. Ohio Ed Techs join KQED to share PBS Media Literacy Educator certification with educators in this series of professional learning courses….

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…

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…

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…