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Digital, Media, and News Literacy (Part I)

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USA Today: Students need to know this for media literacy. Students today are increasingly turning to online new sources to meet their research needs.

USA Today: Students need to know this for media literacy

Because of this, it is important for educators to teach students about trustworthy news sources and separating real news from fake news—but how can teachers impart these media literacy skills when trends in journalism are constantly shifting? In “Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes,” hosted by and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, interviewed Greg Toppo, the National Education and Demographics reporter for USA Today, about today’s shifting trends in journalism and how teachers can help students identify reliable sources. Know 4 Qualities of Good Journalism “Is there such a thing as objective journalism?” Asked Luhtala, beginning the interview. MASL 2017 - News and Media Literacy - Google Slides. Fake News Resources Update.

The Digital Shift 2016: The Service Continuum. On October 19, 2016, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and thousands of library professionals from around the world gathered for the eighth annual Digital Shift virtual conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital transition’s impact on libraries and their communities.

The Digital Shift 2016: The Service Continuum

As technology evolves, so do the needs of communities, and more than ever, libraries are uniquely positioned to provide services to lead their communities and beyond. The “digital shift” continues to press libraries forward as it allows and compels them to create and improve library service through the smart and coherent application of technology to mission. Nicholas Carr writes about technology and culture. His new book, Utopia Is Creepy (W.

W. Manoush Zomorodi, Host of WNYC’s Note to Self, the tech show about being human, and author of Bored and Brilliant: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Spacing Out (St. News Literacy Resources. Fake News Lessons. Media Literacy- Fake News- Responsible Research. Students Reject 'Fake News' To Write Footnoted, Neutral Wikipedia Entries : NPR Ed. Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately.

Students Reject 'Fake News' To Write Footnoted, Neutral Wikipedia Entries : NPR Ed

But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new. "Wikipedia has been dealing with fake news since it started 16 years ago," notes LiAnna Davis, deputy director of the Wiki Education Foundation. To combat misinformation, Wikipedia has developed a robust corps of volunteer editors. Anyone can write new entries and scrutinize existing ones for adherence to Wikipedia's rules on sourcing and neutrality. While it's not free of errors or pranks, what results is a resource that 50 million people turn to daily on hundreds of thousands of topics in a few dozen languages.

Today, educators are among those more concerned than ever with standards of truth and evidence and with the lightning-fast spread of misinformation online. The official metaliteracy blog with the latest updates. Dataminr. Commentary: It’s Facebook’s algorithm vs. democracy, and so far the algorithm is winning — NOVA Next. Over the last several years, Facebook has been participating—unintentionally—in the erosion of democracy.

Commentary: It’s Facebook’s algorithm vs. democracy, and so far the algorithm is winning — NOVA Next

The social network may feel like a modern town square, but thanks to its tangle of algorithms, it’s nothing like the public forums of the past. The company determines, according to its interests and those of its shareholders, what we see and learn on its social network. The result has been a loss of focus on critical national issues, an erosion of civil disagreement, and a threat to democracy itself. Facebook is just one part—though a large part—of the Big Data economy, one built on math-powered applications that are based on choices made by fallible human beings. Many of the algorithms built for the Big Data economy contain mistakes that can undermine solutions to the problems they hope to solve. For Schools. Preparing students to participate thoughtfully in democracy - and in life.

for Schools

Students need to learn how to sort through mass media and social networks, think critically about the issues, and engage with each other in a healthy and positive way, even when there are differences in opinions and backgrounds. AllSides for Schools helps educators teach these valuable lessons and skills. With its unique focus on maintaining healthy relationships and revealing multiple points of view across the political spectrum, it also avoids the potential problems around bias or disrespecting individual beliefs. Let's teach the next generation how to see diverse perspectives, value differences and benefit from everyone’s best ideas. A decent breakdown of all things real and fake news. New Graph Tries To Break Down Real And Fake News — How'd They Do?

Blue Feed, Red Feed. What is this?

Blue Feed, Red Feed

Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study. In 2015, the journal Science published a research paper by Facebook scientists (Bakshy, Eytan; Messing, Solomon; Adamic, Lada, 2015, “Replication Data for: Exposure to Ideologically Diverse News and Opinion on Facebook”, Harvard Dataverse, V2) which looked at how a subset of the social network’s users reacted to the news appearing in their feeds. For six months, Facebook tracked and analyzed the content shared by 10.1 million of its users (who were anonymized).

These users had identified their political views in their own profiles on Facebook. Analyzing these users’ political labels, the researchers categorized each as very liberal, liberal, neutral, conservative or very conservative. Are you saying these sources are conservative and liberal? Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum. Where do Americans get their news about politics and government?

Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum

And how does the media environment intersect with political polarization? A Pew Research Center study based on a representative online survey finds striking differences in news habits along the ideological spectrum. Explore the data: Audience compared to all Web respondents. Balanced news, issues and opinions, media bias ratings, political news. Log In - New York Times. Trump administration to change transgender student bathroom rules. White House preparing to reverse transgend...

Trump administration to change transgender student bathroom rules

It looks like Republican President Donald Trump may be preparing to reverse a U.S. policy on transgender rights, set in place by Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama. USA TODAY The Trump administration is poised to issue new guidance outlining which restrooms transgender students can use, potentially sowing confusion in schools, angering LGBTQ rights groups and adding uncertainty to a widely discussed case due to come before the next month. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, White House Press Secretary said President Trump is "a firm believer in states' rights and that certain issues like this are not best dealt with at the federal level.'' "The conclusions that everyone in the administration has agreed upon,'' Spicer said, "there is no daylight between anybody, between the president and any of the secretaries.'' Spicer said that further guidance on the matter is expected later Wednesday from the departments of Education and Justice.

Bibliotech: Media Literacy Part I. During my edWeb.netwebinar today (5PM, eastern), I will interview Greg Toppo, the National Education Writer for USA Today, and author The Game Believes in You.

Bibliotech: Media Literacy Part I

“Fake news” is the buzz phrase of the season. For librarians, this is not a new topic. Teaching source evaluation is our bread and butter. So when I started thinking about what to discuss with Greg during this webinar, it occurred to me that I’ve been stockpiling questions for over five years. I am honored that Greg was able to join us today. 1. Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles". 'Boys On The Bus': 40 Years Later, Many Are Girls. Reporters surround Sens.

'Boys On The Bus': 40 Years Later, Many Are Girls

George McGovern (left) and Hubert Humphrey after a Democratic presidential debate in 1972. George Brich/AP hide caption toggle caption George Brich/AP. Episode 63: Late-Night Icon David Letterman and Songwriter Jason Isbell. Our privacy promise The New Yorker's Strongbox is designed to let you communicate with our writers and editors with greater anonymity and security than afforded by conventional e-mail. When you visit or use our public Strongbox server at The New Yorker and our parent company, Condé Nast, will not record your I.P. address or information about your browser, computer, or operating system, nor will we embed third-party content or deliver cookies to your browser. Strongbox servers are under the physical control of The New Yorker and Condé Nast. Episode 67: How to Cover Trump’s Presidency, and Football’s Concussion Crisis. Our privacy promise The New Yorker's Strongbox is designed to let you communicate with our writers and editors with greater anonymity and security than afforded by conventional e-mail.

When you visit or use our public Strongbox server at The New Yorker and our parent company, Condé Nast, will not record your I.P. address or information about your browser, computer, or operating system, nor will we embed third-party content or deliver cookies to your browser. Strongbox servers are under the physical control of The New Yorker and Condé Nast. Greg Toppo (@gtoppo) Fake Facebook News Sites to Avoid. As Facebook and now Google face scrutiny for promoting fake news stories, Melissa Zimdars, a communication and media professor from Merrimack College in Massachusetts, has compiled a handy list of websites you should think twice about trusting.

“Below is a list of fake, false, regularly misleading, and otherwise questionable ‘news’ organizations that are commonly shared on Facebook and other social media sites,” Zimdars explains. “Many of these websites rely on ‘outrage’ by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits.” (Click here to see the list.) Be warned: Zimdars’s list is expansive in scope, and stretches beyond the bootleg sites (many of them headquartered in Macedonia) that write fake news for the sole reason of selling advertisements. Fake News. Skip to main content Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda This guide offers a brief introduction to the spread of misinformation of all kinds and tools for identifying it, and reading the news with a more informed eye A Visual Take Library Resources.

Covering the White House: “Who Ya Gonna Believe?” - The New Yorker Radio Hour. The media’s relationship with a President has never been more contentious than in this Administration. Journalists are struggling to keep up with hard-to-believe news and what Kellyanne Conway described as the “alternative facts,” also called lies, by official sources. Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, walks David Remnick through his decision to publish an unverified dossier that alleges Donald Trump’s secret ties to Russia. Fake News. Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth. Let's be clear, there's no such thing as "alternative facts. " The same fact can be used by different people to support alternative opinions, but the facts don't change. Different people can use the same facts to emphasize alternative ideas or to inform different theories, but the facts remain the same.

Facts are non-partisan. Facts alone are neutral. It's what we do with them that becomes controversial. How Facebook and the 'Filter Bubble' Pushed Trump to Victory. Donald Trump’s victory is blindsiding, like stepping into a crosswalk and getting slammed into by a delivery guy cycling the wrong way down a one-way street. This is because, as media scholars understand it, we increasingly live in a “filter bubble”: The information we take in is so personalized that we’re blind to other perspectives. Teen Vogue's Political Coverage Isn’t Surprising - The Atlantic. On Saturday morning, Teen Vogue published an op-ed by Lauren Duca titled “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.” The tone and message of the piece, which compared the ways in which the president-elect talks about his record to the ways abusive spouses psychologically manipulate their partners, struck a notable chord with readers on social media, garnering almost 30,000 retweets from Teen Vogue’s account, and getting shared by personalities from Patton Oswalt to Dan Rather.

Amazon. Is Google Making Us Stupid? - The Atlantic. Illustration by Guy Billout "Dave, stop. How Teens In The Balkans Are Duping Trump Supporters With Fake News - BuzzFeed News. There is no such thing as the Denver Guardian, despite that Facebook post you saw. The “Denver Guardian” is not a real news source and definitely isn’t Denver’s oldest news source. On Nov. 5, a story began circulating on Facebook (at points gaining 100 shares per minute) with the headline “FBI AGENT SUSPECTED IN HILLARY EMAIL LEAKS FOUND DEAD IN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE,” and hosted at The only problem is that there is no such thing as “The Denver Guardian” and the news story it “reported” never happened.

Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King : Planet Money. A few days before the election, an extraordinary story popped up in hundreds of thousands of people's Facebook feeds. This story was salacious. It was vivid, filled with intriguing details. There was a photo of a burning house, firemen rushing in. The author of The Filter Bubble on how fake news is eroding trust in journalism - The Verge. Fake News. Greg Toppo: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle. Rumor has it. - A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center. Video: Spotting Fake News. How to Spot Fake News. Fake news is nothing new.

But bogus stories can reach more people more quickly via social media than what good old-fashioned viral emails could accomplish in years past. Security Check Required. Channel 4 News - Want to help us stop fake news from... Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Did Warren Buffett Really Asked You To Forward His Email? 5 Ways To Know. Note: Twitter won't let you Tweet my blog url. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 4 Sites to Fight Fake News. Note: Twitter won't let you Tweet my blog url. My memories from the fake news business. Tim Cook Says Fake News Is 'Killing People's Minds' "Fake News" Isn't New, and the New "Fake News" Isn't as Influential as We Think.

Here’s How Fake News Works (and How the Internet Can Stop It) BuzzFeed Editor: How to Live in a World of Misinformation and Fake News. The ‘fake news’ hysteria. Fake news: How can African media deal with the problem? 5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News : NPR Ed. Fake Facebook News Sites to Avoid. Oswegocountynewsnow. SUNY Oswego panel offers tips to prevent being ‘bamboozled’ by fake news - Oswego County News Now: News. The Life, Death And Rebirth Of ‘Fake News’ On Reddit. Colorado Newspaper Battle Could Define What's 'Fake News' And What's Not. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. Read. Research. Rest. Repeat.: News Imposters and the Role of Journalists. Hillary Clinton: The Vox Conversation. Clinton: Illegal Immigrants Taking Jobs Away From Some Americans.

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news. Fake News Antidote: Teaching Kids To Discern Fact From Fiction : NPR Ed. How To Tell Fake News From Real News In 'Post-Truth' Era. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog.

Stony Brook Center for News Literacy. Center for News Literacy – Bringing crucial critical thinking skills for the 21st century to teachers and students. Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens - The University of Hong Kong, The State University of New York.

Media literacy courses help high school students spot fake news. How Photos Fuel the Spread of Fake News. Scientists show how Donald Trump's words can change our brains and make us susceptible to fake news. — Quartz. Lesson Idea: Media Literacy and Fake News. Breitbart News Daily: ‘Fake News’ Mania. Rumor has it. Fake news hits home for Sedro-Woolley family. Facebook’s fresh ‘fake news’ follies. The Long and Brutal History of Fake News. Executive Summary 11.21.16. B.S. Detector - Browser extension to identify fake news sites. Fake-news-bogus-tweets-raise-stakes-for. Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King : Planet Money.

Introducing This Is Fake, Slate’s tool for stopping fake news on Facebook.