The first nationally representative survey to investigate the media literacy needs, attitudes and experiences of Australian adults shows they need more help with understanding media.
Those who spread misinformation are exploiting people’s lack of media literacy. These tools from journalism can help you fact-check what you read.
Delivering media literacy in a comics format can help readers develop the skills to identify fake news and counter its effects.
The conservative cable news channel particularly favors the term when explaining opposition to Donald Trump. This framing of the news can lead Fox viewers to see the world as us versus them.
Journalists use real people’s stories to ‘humanize’ the news. But these tales – whether harrowing or heartwarming – can be misleading about the pandemic’s greatest threats.
Amid global chaos and uncertainty, Instagram offers up the world as stable, simple and good-looking. No wonder it is set to overtake Twitter as a news source.
Villain, victim or hero? It all depends on who’s telling the story. When an audience is aware of how a story is framed, it can focus on the arguments, not the frame.
Young people report consuming news makes them feel smart. But many say they pay little attention to the source of the information they are getting.
A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.
Talking about energy transitions could help overcome the impasse we seem to have reached on climate change.
Parents can play an important role helping youth navigate the messages they see on YouTube about sexual consent.
As the 2020 elections near and disinformation campaigns ramp up, an expert on media literacy offers advice you can use to develop habits to exert more conscious control over your news intake.
The abilities to detect and analyze deepfake videos is of the utmost urgency. Deepfakes are a serious threat to people’s security and our democratic institutions.
The effective teaching of news literacy needs to go beyond simple fact-checking, a journalism professor argues.
A filmmaker, her students and community partners create a multi-platform documentary and study guide to teach swamp literacy and care through a trip into the Everglades.
People fall for fake photos regardless of whether they seem to come from Facebook or The New York Times. What actually helps?
Students – and indeed all of us – must learn to ask questions about what stories are told, and the implications of what stories are not being told.
Coach students to analyze the credibility of sources, but teaching them how genre and experiential patterns can be manipulated is also relevant.
A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.
Teaching media literacy to students can curb the impact of false news, but teachers need more support from their schools and community to do this.