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Philippine presidential candidates say social media platforms should be held accountable

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ presidential candidates who debated on Saturday agreed on at least one thing and that was the need to hold social media companies accountable for spreading misinformation as the country prepares for the May 9 elections….

🎥 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…

Media content creators encouraged to adapt new technologies

Content creators were urged to embrace and adapt to new technologies that will allow them to compete in the global marketplace. Principal Secretary of State for the Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunications Esther Koimett said the digital economy is the…

Creation of a new public media entity to provide Kiwis with high quality media content

Ensuring that New Zealanders continue to have access to reliable, reliable and independent news and local content is central to the decision to create a new public media entity, the Minister for Broadcasting and Media has announced. media Kris Faafoi….

Mother sues social media platforms after daughter’s suicide

An 11-year-old girl commits suicide, mom files a complaint. Connecticut’s Selena Rodriguez committed suicide when she was just 11 years old. Now her mother has filed a lawsuit, partly blaming social media platforms for causing the girl’s death. The lawsuit…

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…

The global broadcast and media technology industry is

Dublin, 07 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Broadcast and Media Technology” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. According to this report, the global broadcast and media technology market reached a value of USD 41.40 billion in…

The global broadcast and media technology industry is expected to reach $62 billion by 2027

Global Broadcast and Media Technology Market Global Broadcast and Media Technology Market Global Broadcast and Media Technology Market Dublin, 07 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Broadcast and Media Technology” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. According…

The global broadcast and media technology industry is

Dublin, 07 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Broadcast and Media Technology” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. According to this report, the global broadcast and media technology market reached a value of USD 41.40 billion in…

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…

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…

Global Broadcast and Media Technology Market (2022 to 2027) – Featuring Evertz Technologies, Harmonic and Video Stream Networks, Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Broadcast and Media Technology Market Report and Forecast 2022-2027” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. According to this report, the global broadcast and media technology market reached a value of USD 41.40 billion in 2021….

What media education and digital citizenship?

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

The Day – Enfield’s mother is suing Instagram, with Snapchat claiming social media platforms were responsible for her 11-year-old daughter’s death by suicide

An Enfield mother has sued the parent companies of Instagram and Snapchat, claiming the two popular internet platforms are responsible for the death of her 11-year-old daughter by targeting children with intentionally dangerous and addictive content. The federal lawsuit, filed…

Enfield’s mother is suing Instagram, with Snapchat claiming social media platforms are responsible for her 11-year-old daughter’s death by suicide

An Enfield mother has sued the parent companies of Instagram and Snapchat, claiming the two popular internet platforms are responsible for the death of her 11-year-old daughter by targeting children with intentionally dangerous and addictive content. The federal lawsuit, filed…

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…

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…

Pb polls: Political parties battle it out on social media platforms as public gatherings are banned

At a time when rallies and large gatherings are banned by the Electoral Commission (EC) due to a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, political parties in Punjab are battling it out on social media platforms as they promote…

Pb polls: Political parties battle it out on social media platforms as public gatherings are banned

At a time when rallies and large gatherings are banned by the Electoral Commission (EC) due to a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, political parties in Punjab are battling it out on social media platforms as they promote…

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…

Platforms for Frivolity and Assault on Moral Ethics – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

The “Digital Explosion”, the ever-increasing number of internet users and the desire to achieve the highest number of views and click-through rates by seeking intriguing scoops and mass viewing and thereby maximizing profits, encouraged websites to offer their ‘products’ that…

Director of Digital Media Content – Axios Charlotte

JazzArts Charlotte, formerly Jazz Arts Initiative, is a Charlotte-based non-profit arts organization committed to connecting the community and developing an audience for jazz through quality education, performance and support for musicians. Established in 2009 by co-founders Lonnie and Ocie Davis,…

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…

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”…

Groups of far-right European youths use a mix of social media platforms to attract their peers to racist and anti-Semitic ideologies, report reveals

A poster of the Feuerkrieg division seen on Telegram. Photo: International Center for Radicalization Studies and the Community Security Trust / Screenshot A new report released on Tuesday explored how a generation of far-right teens are using mainstream social media…

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…

What sexism do newsrooms and media content face?

To examine the representation of women in the media, the inequalities perpetuated to date, and the access of women and girls to the media, the Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC), Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi , presented…

Young people should learn to engage and not abuse social media platforms, says Ovie Clarkson

While many social media users continue to bemoan the lack of content and abuse the platform, popular influencer and content creator, Ovie Clarkson appears to be shining while others struggle. Clarkson continues to shine as an influencer who knows their…

Senators propose to force social media platforms to reveal inside data

A bipartisan Senate proposal presented on Thursday would require social media platforms to give researchers access to inside data in a bid to give the public a behind-the-curtain glimpse into how top tech platforms do business. The Platform Accountability and…

7 in 10 voters support teaching social media literacy in schools

More than 70% of voters said they supported teaching students about the benefits and risks of social media in schools, according to a new Morning Consult / Politico poll, which comes after the Florida Senate. advanced an invoice this would…

Most Latvian teenagers do not receive media education at school / Article

1,000 children and adolescents aged 11 to 17 were interviewed in Latvia. In total, more than 5,000 teenagers from the Baltic States, Finland and Sweden took part in the study. The survey results show that a third or 34% of…

UNESCO partner PTCIJ trains young Gambian leaders in media literacy

Before the presidential election on December 4, the Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) trained 40 young community leaders in The Gambia in media and information literacy. The three-day training, supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

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…

Union Minister – The New Indian Express

Through PTI NEWḌELHI: Responsibility for content disseminated on social media platforms and websites must be “clearly defined,” IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Thursday. The Minister further stated that technological and Internet changes over the past decades require a fundamental…

Responsibility for content on social media platforms, websites should be clearly defined: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Responsibility for content disseminated on social media platforms and websites must be “clearly defined,” IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said Thursday. The Minister further stated that technological and Internet changes over the past decades require a fundamental overhaul of the Internet…

Responsibility for content on social media platforms, websites should be clearly defined: Vaishnaw

Responsibility for content disseminated on social media platforms and websites must be “clearly defined,” IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said Thursday. The Minister further stated that technological and Internet changes over the past decades require a fundamental overhaul of the Internet…

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…

Dilan Abeya: Empowerment Through Social Media Content

ABP Digital Brand Studio | Posted on 11.11.21 1:20 PM Today, social media has an influential impact on people’s lives. Likewise, he also played a vital role in Dilan Abeya’s successful mission to spread positivity around the world. Abeya has…

European Parliament and social media platforms

On November 8, the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee held a public hearing in which whistleblower Frances Haugen was invited to testify on the negative impact of social media products on the users. Members of the European…

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…

Safe Schools Seminar Focuses On Dangers Of Social Media And Technology | Local news

To address the dangers of social media and technology facing young people inside and outside schools, several regional and national organizations have teamed up to host the 17th Annual Reboot Safe Schools Initiative Seminar. The free virtual event – titled…

School Safety Seminar Focusing On The Dangers Of Social Media And Technology

To address the dangers of social media and technology facing young people inside and outside of schools, several regional and national organizations have teamed up to host the 17th annual Reboot Safe Schools Initiative seminar. The free virtual event –…

School Safety Seminar Focuses on the Dangers of Social Media and Technology – UB Now: News and Views for UB Faculty and Staff

To address the dangers of social media and technology facing young people inside and outside of schools, several regional and national organizations have teamed up to host the 17th Annual Reboot Safe Schools Initiative Seminar. . The free virtual event…

School Safety Seminar Focusing On The Dangers Of Social Media And Technology

The event will feature national leaders in online security, including the Meta Trust and Security team BUFFALO, NY – To address the dangers of social media and technology facing young people inside and outside of schools, several regional and national…

WATCH: How Social Media Platforms Impact Child and Youth Mental Health

As more and more reports emerge on how platforms like Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat deal with young users and how the content they consume affects their mental health, attention has also shifted. Focused on the role parents and caregivers…

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…

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…

Australia wants social media platforms to ask for parental consent for children

Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by forcing social media platforms to seek parental consent for users under 16 to register or face fines of A $ 10 million ($ 7.5 million) under a bill released…

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…

The PRC plans to open up social media content for research

UNPRECEDENTED PROPOSAL: The process would be tantamount to US regulators forcing Facebook Inc to open public posts on WhatsApp to Google searches China is considering asking media companies from Tencent Holdings Ltd (騰訊) to ByteDance Ltd (字節 跳動) to allow…

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…

‘Safe’ Anti-Semitism on Social Media Platforms Like Instagram and TikTok, Research Finds | Scientific and technological news

Anti-Semitism is “rampant” on social media, with young people exposed to hateful content through platforms such as TikTok and Instagram, according to a new study. A report by the Hope Not Hate campaign group found that anti-Semitism is widespread thanks…

Young people exposed to anti-Semitism on social media platforms are ‘plagued’ by hate

Anti-Semitism is “widespread” on social media, with young people being introduced to hateful content via platforms such as TikTok and Instagram, according to new research. A report by the Hope Not Hate campaign group found that anti-Semitism is commonly and…

Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among Rwandan Youth | New times

SOCIAL MEDIA has revolutionized communication in Rwanda. Millions of people, especially young people, are active on many social media platforms. However, with the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, digital life has never been more important as many embrace social media…

Delhi Chief Electoral Officer emphasizes importance of social media and technology to boost voter education and participation

Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Dr Ranbir Singh chaired an online session with election officials on Friday. [Photo/ANI] New Delhi [India], September 24 (ANI): Highlighting the importance of social media and technology to strengthen voter education program and encourage youth participation…

Conservatives tackle culture cancellation with new media platforms targeting young Americans

As conservatives continue to denounce culture cancellation and alleged censorship by big tech and Hollywood liberals, they also insist on creating their own messaging platforms. This is the case with what has been dubbed LIVE TPUSA, a new, nonprofit, conservative-oriented…

Fourteen of China’s Social Media Platforms Join Beijing’s Entertainment Industry “Cleanup” | Show biz

Fourteen social media platforms in China join hands to tackle irrational online posts and issues with outraged artists. – photo Reuters KUALA LUMPUR, September 14 – Fourteen members of the China Performing Arts Association (CAPA) have pledged to fight irrational…

4 Social Media Platforms You Must Use For Promotion

It is true that advertising is an art form. It’s always about teams of people working on the image, the slogans, and whatever it takes to make a product desirable. When you think of a successful promotional campaign, what comes…

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 –…

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…

5 websites to help students develop their media literacy skills

Over the past two years, students have been inundated with an almost constant stream of news and headlines about politics, racial and social unrest, the pandemic, and more. Even more essential is helping students develop enlightened media literacy skills. Students…

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,…

Lord David Puttnam calls for digital media literacy in new report

‘Chariots of Fire’ producer Lord David Puttnam has called for children to be educated about digital media as part of the Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) new report on the future of children’s television. “The lockdowns and school closures associated with…

Rwanda: Media education and education crucial in the fight against genocide denial – Experts

Digital technologies can play a vital role in the fight against genocide denial, experts, including the United Nations, have said. “We must use genocide education by preventing any atrocity that may occur, we must educate young people on what happened…

The best social media platforms for business

There are so many social media platforms out there that it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. This blog will explore some of the major players in social media marketing today and explore their characteristics as…

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…

Can Social Media Platforms Reverse The Psychological Effect Of Desiring To Collect Likes?

TSome of us who spend time browsing and posting on Instagram photo sharing service may have come across a pop-up message in recent days. “You can now hide the number of ‘likes’ on people’s posts so that it’s easier to…

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…

Illinois Senate Committee Approves School “Media Literacy” Mandate | Education

SPRINGFIELD – All Illinois high schools would be required to offer instruction on how to understand and assess news and social media as part of their introductory computer courses under a bill introduced Tuesday by a Senate committee. Senator Karina…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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

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

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….

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…

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

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

Romano Lav Roma charity condemns social media content on Govanhill

A ROMA community group said the content circulating on social media made “spurious and unsubstantiated claims” about the local population. Romano Lav, who has worked at Govanhill for six years, responded to comments on Facebook and Twitter that were shared…

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…

Transform media education into civic engagement

Being an informed contributor to America’s democratic principles and practices requires strong media literacy skills. Without them, even the most civic will find it difficult to assess and interpret the mass of information disseminated in the world. Jeff Knutson, Common…

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…

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

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

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…

The Urgent Need for Media Literacy in the Age of Annihilation

From fictional organizations posting polarizing Facebook posts to thoroughly researched news articles labeled “fake,” the pervasive power and importance of the media is clear. And yet, what is of most concern is not that fictional stories are being shared as…

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

Students in Michael Danielson’s media literacy class with storyboards for PSAs. (Photo: Michael Danielson) Michael Danielson gives the students in his ninth grade media literacy class a simple assignment every night: Pay attention. The mission is meant to inspire them…

Choose your content on social networks

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

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…

Apple launches media literacy initiative and pledges to support education nonprofits

As misinformation continues to spread, a growing number of organizations are stepping in to help young people develop critical thinking, distinguish fact from fiction, and become smarter consumers of the news. Apple elevated three groups – the News Literacy Project,…

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

Responding to concerns about disinformation and the rise of authoritarian political movements, leaders in education, journalism and civic life called for media literacy initiatives to educate the public – and young people, in particular. – on the effects of their…

We should teach media culture in elementary school

A typical news session these days begins when we log into our favorite social media website in the morning to catch up on what we missed in our sleep. We quickly pass memes of high school friends or extended family,…

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

As governments seek to tackle various issues in the digital age, media literacy (or digital) is often cited as the solution, in part because it is much less controversial than attempting to regulate the internet. LSE professor Sonia Livingstone, chair…

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…

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…