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Fact-checking U.S. politics

Fact-checking U.S. politics
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Humanistic Texts Religion Home Page From the writings of the authors listed above, Humanistic Texts shows how people around the world gradually develop an understanding of what it is to be human. Stony Brook Center for News Literacy The full News Literacy course, developed at Stony Brook University, organizes the material into 8 concepts that are spread amongst our 14 week course that take students from the first information revolution of Johannes Gutenberg's printing press to the Digital Age of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook. Each lesson stands alone or can easily be integrated into your program. Below, find a summary of each of those lessons, and a link to the most updated version of the teaching materials for each from our professors at Stony Brook University. Each of the following Course Packs include PowerPoint presentations, associated media, lecture notes, and recitation materials. You will notice as the semester progresses, the name of some of our lessons change, along with the sequence of the lessons.

How To Spot Fake News Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this. When Oxford Dictionaries announced post-truth was Word of the Year 2016, we as librarians realise action is needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society. The Washington Post The Post is excited to launch a beta version of Truth Teller, the latest iteration of our fact-checking platform. Watch Truth Teller videos from the Virginia governor’s race debates: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli make opening statements in final debate Cuccinelli: McAuliffe is ‘all puppy, no plan’

Register to Vote If you need to register to vote, visit Vote.USA.gov. Depending on your state’s voter registration rules, the site can help you: Register online. This is available for 31 states plus the District of Columbia.Download the National Mail Voter Registration Form (PDF, Download Adobe Reader). Cone of Enmetena Unclear abbreviations? Can you improve upon the content of this page? Please contact us! Composite text #alternativefacts Propaganda (noun): Information that is often exaggerated or false and spread for the purpose of benefiting or promoting a specific individual or cause. Fake news is, quite simply, news (“material reported in a newspaper or news periodical or on a newscast”) that is fake (“false, counterfeit”) - #alternativefacts Spin Journalism (noun): News and information that is manipulated or slanted to affect its interpretation and influence public opinion. Opinion (noun): A belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty. Media Bias/Lean: A political bias in journalistic reporting, in programming selection, or otherwise in mass communications media.

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How to: do data journalism on a budget Credit: ThinkStock Far from always being a resource-heavy endeavour, data journalism can also be the driving force behind frequent, if not daily news stories and topical features, required to be turned around at some speed. This serves to challenge the idea, therefore, that data journalism always has to place a significant burden on the time, staff and financial resources of a newsroom. But people often "associate data journalism with the most high-profile and famous examples", journalism academic Paul Bradshaw explained.

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