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Trump uses Twitter to bypass media

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President-elect Donald Trump continues to bypass the mainstream media by communicating with the public directly rather than using more traditional outlets. Continue reading

Did fake news influence the outcome of Election 2016?

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The proliferation of fake news sources on social media has raised questions about the duty of sites like Facebook and Twitter to screen content and distinguish fact from fiction. Continue reading

Decoding Media Bias – Lesson Plan

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Students will view the We The Voters film “MediOcracy,” and then examine current news stories and how they’re covered by the three main cable news outlets. They will conclude by examining news stories for bias/point of view. Continue reading

Recap the major stories of Summer 2016 with these Extra resources

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Use these resources detailing major news stories from this past summer to catch students up on news they might have missed. Continue reading

World News Quiz: Was a mystery solved in Mozambique?

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Give students this fun, 5-minute quiz rounding up the week’s world news to see how much they paid attention. Continue reading

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