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Global Media Manipulation Case Book. Interactive Media Bias Chart – 2 – Ad Fontes Media. *Check, Please! Starter Course: Caulfield. *DigiPo4 Moves Infographic. *SIFT (The Four Moves) So if long lists of things to think about only make things worse, how do we get better at sorting truth from fiction and everything in-between? Our solution is to give students and others a short list of things to do when looking at a source, and hook each of those things to one or two highly effective web techniques. We call the “things to do” moves and there are four of them: Stop The first move is the simplest. STOP reminds you of two things. First, when you first hit a page or post and start to read it — STOP. Second, after you begin to use the other moves it can be easy to go down a rabbit hole, going off on tangents only distantly related to your original task.

Please keep in mind that both sorts of investigations are equally useful. Investigate the source We’ll go into this move more on the next page. Now, you don’t have to do a Pulitzer prize-winning investigation into a source before you engage with it. Find trusted coverage Do you have to agree with the consensus once you find it?

First Draft News. These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources. Factual Reporting: HIGHCountry: USAWorld Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180 Notes: First Draft News was launched by the First Draft Coalition in 2015. First Draft News features training resources and a resource catalog for journalist industry news. Source:

Fact Checkers Collection

*The News Literacy Project. *Civic Online Reasoning. If young people are not prepared to critically evaluate the information that bombards them online, they are apt to be duped by false claims and misleading arguments. To help teachers address these critical skills, we’ve developed assessments of civic online reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of digital information about social and political issues. These assessments ask students to reason about online content. We’ve designed paper-and-pencil tasks as well as tasks that students complete online.

These assessments are intended for flexible classroom use. We hope teachers use the tasks to design classroom activities, as the basis for discussions about digital content, and as formative assessments to learn more about students’ progress as they learn to evaluate online information. These tasks came out of research with thousands of students from across the country.

*Curriculum Index | Civic Online Reasoning. *AllSides | Balanced news, issues and opinions, media bias ratings, political news. NEWS LITERACY FOR VIRTUAL PROTESTERS by Elaine Levia. Curriculum_Materials | Teaching Resources | Media Education Lab. News Quality Chart. What's Going On in This Graph? What’s Going On in This Picture? What is MediaWise? - Poynter. MediaWise is a groundbreaking digital literacy project that engages with teenagers both online and in school. The mission of the project is to teach 1 million teenagers — half from underserved communities — how to sort fact from fiction on the internet by 2020. Will you help us spread facts, not falsehoods? Support MediaWise today. While teens are generally regarded as digitally savvy, research from our partners at Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) shows that the vast majority of teenagers have trouble navigating digital information — whether it’s viral hoaxes on Instagram, misinformation campaigns on Facebook, or sponsored content on news websites.

MediaWise addresses these issues with new curriculum to be deployed in fall 2019, in-person events at schools nationwide and fact-checking content and outreach via social media. >>Contact mwtips@poynter.org to bring MediaWise to your school. News & Media Literacy. Media Literacy Clearinghouse | Frank W. Baker. Fake News Historical Timeline (Common Sense Education) Beyond Fake News. Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. Junk News Aggregator. Verification Handbook: homepage.

Truth Decay. SEEING ISN’T BELIEVING The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video (Washington Post) An index of unreliable news websites. The lists we combined to create the index had 1,043 unique domain names. Of these, as of November 2018, 515 were still active and another 528 were inactive (51 percent) — either no longer online or no longer posting stories. We detected inactive sites programmatically by retrieving HTTP status codes (404s or 301s), using auto-generated screenshots and, in some cases, by visual inspection. We curated the resulting list, trimming it a bit, by removing several sites whose stories, though highly politicized, were mostly not fake: alternet.org, cato.org, heritage.org, nationalreview.com, thedailybeast.com, theintercept.com, thinkprogress.org, and weeklystandard.com.

We determined this by checking the veracity of their stories at PolitiFact and Snopes. Several sites we reviewed had mostly false verdicts from fact-checking sites. These stayed on the list: addictinginfo.org, breitbart.com, dailycaller.com, dailykos.com, and judicialwatch.org. Persuasive Maps. Fight The Fake: Get the what-why-and-how resource list. Today’s students must learn to filter through the excess of information to find the facts, which is often easier said than done.

October Media Literacy Challenge :: Week 1 Are you a superhero of fake-fighting, or do you need a few sessions of media literacy boot camp? As the United States ramps up for midterm elections, we’re giving educators the tools they need to elevate students’ news and media literacy skills with the Britannica Digital Learning October Media Literacy Challenge. Every Monday in October, we’ll share new resources and activities that support media literacy skills development in students. RSVP on Facebook to get publish alerts! Lay the foundation and the need for media literacy. Fake news is a hot topic in the world of education, and for good reason.

Looking at some key terms can help educators as they prepare to broach the topic of fake news with students. The term fake news refers to sources that are sharing distorted, fabricated, inaccurate, or misleading information. EdCan Network Facts on Education Fake News 1. Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda (URI) This web platform provides an opportunity to explore the subject of contemporary propaganda by hosting thousands of examples of 21st century propaganda from around the world.

Users can upload, examine and discuss examples of propaganda from our own daily lives. By examining propaganda, rating its potential impact, and commenting on it, people share their interpretations with others. Lesson plans deepen the learning by offering additional information, structuring discussion activities, and enabling students to demonstrate their learning through multimedia production experiences. Why Propaganda Education Matters During the 20th century, there was plenty of public discourse about propaganda.

Today, people might feel overwhelmed by all the media in our lives, which can lead to a "tuning-out" phenomenon where we are exposed to propaganda but do not actively recognize how it is influencing our emotions, attitudes, knowledge and behavior. Lesson Plans 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Learning Outcomes. First Draft News: Education. Information Disorder: The Definitional Toolbox. Over the past eighteen months, issues of trust and truth in the digital age have dominated discussion across industries and around the world. There has been a surge in conferences, reports and funding. However, despite this peak in interest in the subject, progress has been slow.

One important realization yet to emerge is that shared definitions and terminology matter. For the policy-makers, technology companies, politicians, journalists, librarians, educators, academics and civil society organizations all wrestling with the challenges caused by false and misleading information, agreeing upon a shared vocabulary is essential. In an effort to help kickstart a conversation about definitions, I co-authored a report last fall that used the umbrella term ‘information disorder’ to describe mis-, dis- and malinformation. Part 1 – Information Disorder: The Essential Glossary (Medium / PDF)Part 2 – Information Disorder: Mapping the LandscapePart 3 – Information Disorder: Useful Graphics. Google News Lab. Facing Facts: An Inside Look At Facebook's Fight Against Misinformation.

News Lit Quiz — News Literacy Project. Rate My Sources uwgreenbay.qualtrics. Fake News - Fake News & Fact Checking - Research Guides at Sonoma State University. 1. It can't be verified A fake news article may or may not have links in it tracing its sources; if it dos, these links may not lead to articles outside of the site's domain or may not contain information pertinent to the article topic. 2. Fake news appeals to emotion Fake news plays on your feelings - it makes you angry or happy or scared. 3. Most authors aren't journalists, but paid-trolls. 4. If you look up the main idea of a fake news article, you might not find any other news outlet (real or not) reporting on the issue. 5. Did the article come from abcnews.com.co? Source: Indiana University. Factitious. WHICH_IS_WHICH 5 Mags v Journals (Esther Grassian) NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules.

How to Spot Responsible Journalism and the Fake News Frenzy. Fake News Frenzy of 2017 There were some days in the past year when I felt the whole “Fake News” phenomenon was overworked in our profession. However, I tripped over an article in ProQuest that made me think about writing and research from a journalist’s perspective. The article “Flipside of Fake News … Responsible Journalism” explores the ever-changing news literacy landscape. Wanting to know more about the journalist’s perspective and the training of future journalists I contacted Dr.

Robert Byrd, a professor in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and he was kind enough to respond to my request for an interview. Below is the transcript of our interview. At the conclusion of the interview, Dr. Hallmarks of Responsible Journalism HANNAH BYRD LITTLE: As a professor of journalism, what are the hallmarks of responsible journalism and how can the reader spot these very specific things? DR. For readers, they should be looking for actual news outlets. International Fact-Checking Network - Poynter. Lead Stories. Fake Collections - The Veronica Butcher Fake Sources Collection - Gould Guides at Carleton College. Five Editor-Approved Tips for Media Literacy in Any Class. In 2015, a year before murmurs of “fake news” became omnipresent, textbook publisher McGraw-Hill was under fire for a World Geography book illustration. The section, on patterns of immigration throughout American history, referred to a wave of “immigration” in which African “workers” arrived in the United States.

Parents, students and teachers were outraged by the sugarcoated and outright false history of slavery being shared in classrooms across Texas. This was one incident of false information making its way into schools, but it was far from the first or last. Clickbait headlines and polarizing politics have made it a daunting challenge for teachers to find factual, reliable information inside and outside of the classroom. A class needs to share a foundation of truth. Without this mutually agreed-upon foundation, there is no ground for a teacher to stand on. If a textbook can be wrong, so can a teacher. Rule #1: Check Your Own Bias First Rule #2: Discuss Who You Can Trust.

Top 10 sites to help students check their facts. A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders. News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017. As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center. This is a modest increase since early 2016, when (during the height of the presidential primaries) 62% of U.S. adults reported getting news from social media.

While a small increase overall, this growth is driven by more substantial increases among Americans who are older, less educated, and nonwhite. This study is based on a survey conducted August 8-21, 2017, with 4,971 U.S. adults who are members of Pew Research Center’s nationally representative American Trends Panel. For the first time in the Center’s surveys, more than half (55%) of Americans ages 50 or older report getting news on social media sites.

Furthermore, about three-quarters of nonwhites (74%) get news on social media sites, up from 64% in 2016. We first look at the share of each site’s users who get news there. Fake News: How A Partying Macedonian Teen Earns Thousands Publishing Lies | NBC News. YALSA Teen Literacies Toolkit. Download the print version (PDF) or view the web version. Created by the Literacies Toolkit Resource Retreat Participants August 2017 About the Kit In this toolkit, we use the “fake news” phenomenon as an approach to addressing multiple literacies. We re-examine and discuss culturally-inclusive literacies strategies library staff can use with teens to help them make sense of their world and build a robust set of skills as they prepare to enter college or start careers. YALSA would like to thank Hailley Fargo, Kristin Fontichiaro, Jennifer Luetkemeyer, Trent McLees, Renee McGrath, Allison Renner, and Julie Stivers for participating in the creation of this toolkit.

Use and Reproduction of the Kit YALSA’s Teen Literacies Toolkit may be reproduced under “fair use” standards. Sample Citation Fargo, Hailley, et. al. For more information about acceptable use of YALSA’s toolkits and resources, please contact ALA’s Rights and Permission Manager at permissions@ala.org. Is This Story Share-Worthy? Flowchart. GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school TIME: Less than 30 minutes MATERIALS: Is This Story Share-Worthy? Flowchart, either printed on large paper or displayed digitally (download); Is This Story Share-Worthy? Worksheet (download); selections from Teacher Resource – Examples for Evaluating Online News (download); internet access Review the Is This Story Share-Worthy?

Flowchart, including the supporting information for each question (located on the right hand side).Select a variety of news stories for students to evaluate using the flowchart. You can use the examples in the teacher resource or find your own. How to Spot Fake News - FactCheck.org. 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. Concern about the phenomenon led Facebook and Google to announce that they’ll crack down on fake news sites, restricting their ability to garner ad revenue. Perhaps that could dissipate the amount of malarkey online, though news consumers themselves are the best defense against the spread of misinformation.

Not all of the misinformation being passed along online is complete fiction, though some of it is. A lot of these viral claims aren’t “news” at all, but fiction, satire and efforts to fool readers into thinking they’re for real. We’ve long encouraged readers to be skeptical of viral claims, and make good use of the delete key when a chain email hits their inboxes. In 2008, we tried to get readers to rid their inboxes of this kind of garbage. Here’s our advice on how to spot a fake: Consider the source. Check the date. The Problem with Fake News (and how our students can solve it)

Red Bank Public Library: Fake News Rsources. Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth. The Cardigan Papers – American history and news literacy meet in the school library, The Sift. How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin. Not all scientific studies are created equal - David H. Fake News - LibGuides at William Paterson University. FOG Analysis. CML E-Commerce Web Site - Curricula, Lessons, Activities, Assessment. IFLA -- How To Spot Fake News. 7 Questions Every Student Should Ask | Scholastic Scope Ideabook. News Literacy - High School. Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning. Help Students Spot Student Fake News. Evaluating News Sources | Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science.

A Rough Guide to Types of Scientific Evidence. How to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed - CNN. Get Your Own 'Is This Story Share-Worthy?' Poster - NewseumED. Checkology® Virtual Classroom | The News Literacy Project. How to Teach Media Literacy in a Virtual Classroom. The Course Pack for Spring 2017 | Stony Brook Center for News Literacy. RADAR Framework - Evaluating Sources: Using the RADAR Framework - LibGuides at Loyola Marymount University. Web Evaluation: Does This Website Smell Funny to You? Kathy Schrock's 5Ws of Web Evaluation. News literacy rules of thumb. Choose Your News: A Media Literacy HyperDoc - Google Slides. CRAAP Test. Whois Lookup, Domain Availability & IP Search - DomainTools.

Craig Silverman (craigsilverman) on BuzzFeed. News literacy vocabulary to introduce in talking about credibility. Politifact: Fact-checking U.S. politics. Evaluative, Annotated Works Cited. Current events analysis. On student scrutiny: two strategies.