Cool News Literacy Resources

I recently came across a very cool news literacy resource: Link TV's Know the News, which allows users to edit, remix, share and comment upon televised news reports from around the world. There's also an interactive quiz for testing news knowledge, and there are learning guides for use in college-level journalism and communications courses.

Another interesting tool I recently stumbled upon that has news literacy potential is Spin Spotter: Users download “spinoculars” and use them to create and share “spin markers” such as recycled press releases. Spin Spotters relies on an advisory board of prominent journalists from across the political spectrum that outlines standards for what constitutes "spin," and a computer algorithm that relies on user input. It is currently in a "very beta" state, but I could definitely see potential for future use as a media literacy tool.