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News Literacy

Learning to appreciate and analyze the news media and participate actively as a citizen are vital dimensions of media literacy education. Watch the video about our groundbreaking conference, "Rebooting the News: Reconsidering an Agenda for American Civic Education."

Events

We're back for another amazing summer - Jul 15 - 20, 2018!

Renee Hobbs is delighted to visit the campus of Virginia Tech for the Inaugural Digital Literacy Symposium on November 2, 2017. 

Teaching Resources

"Create to Learn" by using free or low-cost digital tools for making podcasts, blogs, videos, gifs, infographics and more

Guided inquiry & viewing of Adam Ruins the Internet helps learners judge the pros and cons of digital life and reflect on the role of media regulation.

Understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

These lessons encourage students to activate digital literacy competencies as they research and discuss people's memories of September 11, 2001.

Examine and evaluate contemporary propaganda with lesson plans exploring definitions of propaganda, virality, sponsored content and more

Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exploring the multidisciplinary history of media literacy

This book introduces educators to the practice and theory of digital and media literacy education in secondary schools.

Research and Scholarship