Deconstructing Social Media

Application of the concepts from Lesson 10 - Deconstructing the News, to Social Media stories. See the Key lessons of Deconstruction below.

Key Lessons of Deconstruction

  • Applying News Literacy concepts to the analysis of component parts of a news report in order to dispassionately judge it’s reliability
  • News stories sometimes need to be placed in context to provide significance and/or meaning.
  • Reporters should exhibit examples of transparency to present either what they don’t know, why it could not be learned, or how they came to know what they know.