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Stony Brook Center for News Literacy. Fake It To Make It. Media Rise. 03 Competenciasinfor,ay. Biblioteca Complutense. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Alfin EEES. Urban Legends. Google News Lab. 7 vital browser plugins for newsgathering and verification - First Draft News. UPDATE – This article was originally published on Jan 6 2016, but has been updated with the first two tools.

Know of any others we may have missed? Let us know on Twitter. When breaking news can travel the world in seconds, it is important for journalists to have the tools at their disposal to get to work fast. When searching the web, what quicker way is there to have those tools available than directly in the browser window? Most browsers have a catalogue of programs and software to make your browsing experience more powerful, like a smartphone app store. Here are five of the most useful browser extensions for finding and checking newsworthy material online.

Frame by Frame for YouTube Verifying video often means examining individual frames to figure out exactly what is happening. Here’s where the Frame by Frame plugin comes in, providing an extra set of tools on top of those provided by YouTube itself. First Draft News - Your guide to navigating the digital information ecosystem. Antiviral. Verification Handbook: homepage. Craig Silverman (@craigsilverman) is an entrepreneurial journalist and a leading expert on media errors, accuracy and verification.

Verification Handbook: homepage

He is currently a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and recently launched Emergent.info, a real-time rumor tracker. Craig edited the Verification Handbook from the European Journalism Center and is the founder and editor of Regret the Error, a blog about media accuracy and the discipline of verification. It is now part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where Craig serves as adjunct faculty. He previously served as director of content for Spundge and helped launch OpenFile, an online local news startup that delivered community-driven reporting in six Canadian cities.

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-The New York Times “Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I’ve already used his advice to go spearfishing on remote islands and ski the best hidden slopes of Argentina. Sign in or Register. Goals and Learning Objectives. There are four goals for metaliterate learners, each of which includes a number of learning objectives.

Goals and Learning Objectives

While some of the the metaliteracy goals echo long-valued information literacy principles, others are new, reflecting today’s evolving information environment. Most of the specific learning objectives range much further afield from traditional information literacy, providing outcomes that could be applied in a range of educational settings. Ranking Digital Rights - Ranking ICT sector companies on respect for free expression and privacy. 0:06Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsLISA HARRIS: This week, we're going to be looking at how social media can be used professionally.

And this is in terms of finding a job or a charity, for example, that wants to raise money on a very limited marketing budget. We're going to be looking at things like paying it forward and the importance of digital literacies. Releases Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy. A new report, supported by Adobe, aims to establish a shared vision of digital literacy and serve as a call to action for higher education leaders across the United States.

Releases Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy

The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released Digital Literacy: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief in conjunction with the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Commissioned by Adobe, the special report explores the advancement of digital literacy, which is sparking new thinking in higher education about how to best prepare students for the demands of the global technological economy. This project was launched because there is a lack of consensus across the field about how to define digital literacy and implement effective programs. A survey was disseminated throughout the NMC community of higher education leaders and practitioners to understand how digital literacy initiatives are impacting their campuses. > Download the report (PDF) BBC Radio 4 - The Media Show. The CRAP Test - Work Literacy. Crap Detection 101 - City Brights: Howard Rheingold. “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.”

Crap Detection 101 - City Brights: Howard Rheingold

Ernest Hemingway, 1954 The answer to almost any question is available within seconds, courtesy of the invention that has altered how we discover knowledge – the search engine. Materializing answers from the air turns out to be the easy part – the part a machine can do. The real difficulty kicks in when you click down into your search results. At that point, it’s up to you to sort the accurate bits from the misinfo, disinfo, spam, scams, urban legends, and hoaxes. Unless a great many people learn the basics of online crap detection and begin applying their critical faculties en masse and very soon, I fear for the future of the Internet as a useful source of credible news, medical advice, financial information, educational resources, scholarly and scientific research.

Today, just as it was back then, “Who is the author?” Use the following methods and tools to protect yourself from toxic badinfo. Resources: