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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 present at the biennial conference, Libraries in a Digital Age, June 13 - 15, 2018 at the University of Zadar in Croatia.

Renee Hobbs is delighted to participate in MisinfoCon in Kiev, May 29 - 30, 2018. Participants explore these questions:

Teaching Resources

Explore conspiracy theories using the power of digital annotation

It's never to early to be smart about media!

Understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

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

"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.

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

Research and Scholarship