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Contemporary Propaganda

With the rise of memes, sponsored content, deep fake videos, and so-called "fake news," the study of contemporary propaganda is more important than ever before. Because propaganda activates strong emotions, simplifies information, appeals to audience values, and attacks opponents, it can bypass critical thinking. Media literacy pedagogies help to counteract the power of propaganda.

Teaching Resources

An essential guide for educators designing synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.

Finally, a media literacy textbook written by Renee Hobbs!

Propaganda Education for a Digital Age: New Book Plus Online Learning Modules

Help students understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

Talk about feelings & needs in ways that promote compassion & empathy

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

Reflect on why digital and media literacy matters for learning and teaching

Research and Scholarship

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