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When it comes to judging the credibility and reliability of news reports, news consumers have two main concerns: evidence and sources. Evaluating the reliability of information sources involves rating them based on a number of objective criteria. A simple ...
Who watches the watchdog? Journalistic peer review in the debate over a Chicago Police Department holding facility "Truth" is a tricky subject in News Literacy. Because we use each day's news as our text, students quickly discover that ...
The video purportedly shows a man jumping from a plane 9,000 feet above the earth with no parachute, dropping through a small opening in a roof and onto a trampoline. Thanks to the power of social media, it didn’t take long to go viral. But was it real?. ...
A News Literacy "Handbook for Smart Readers" created by trainees of the Stony Brook University Model of teaching News Literacy from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Course Building Materials news_literacy ...
Key Concept(s)Accountability, Balance, Bias, Cognitive Dissonance, Context, Digital Information Revolution Issues & Problems for Consumers, Evidence Hierarchy, Fairness, Independence, Information Neighborhoods, Power of Images, Provisional Truth, Reliable, Scientific Truth, Source Evaluation, Transparency, Truth, Universal News Drivers, V. I. A., Verification
Course Section(s)What is News Literacy and Why Does it Matter?, The Power of Information, Know Your Neighborhood, What is News and Who Decides?, Balance Fairness and Bias, Truth and Verification, Evaluating Sources, Deconstructing the News, The Power of Images, Deconstructing TV News, News Literate You -- The Future, Deconstructing Social Media
A second follow up lesson on Active Citizenship in Bhutan which puts democracy to work through in-class activities. Overseas Partner Lesson lesson_3_-_active_citizenship.pdf Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA ...