Media Literacy

PBS Student Reporting Labs: Lessons in STEM from early Native Americans

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The U.S. National Park Service marked its 100th anniversary in 2016, and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs observed the milestone by producing video stories…read more

How media literacy helps students talk about fake news, bias and unreliable sources

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Take a look at one or more of these short videos on media literacy. The full NewsHour piece is here.  Media literacy can…read more

Telling fact from fiction amidst media bombardment

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Sometimes news is labeled as “fake” because the reader dislikes it or it contradicts their beliefs. However, fake news is when the news information as well as the news organization itself may intentionally be completely fabricated. Continue reading

How fake news about a DNC staffer’s murder buoyed conspiracies

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The murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich in July 2016 has led to a conspiracy theory based on unfounded claims linking Rich to WikiLeaks. Continue reading

Facebook and others create ways to flag fake news

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In response to the issue of fake news articles being shared on their platform, Facebook has launched several new tools to identify and block these sources.
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