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A Watertown-based nonprofit group seeks to ensure students know the messages they receive from television, video games and social media, and how they impact their lives. Media Literacy Now was started by Erin McNeill who first became aware of the impact of media on children in 2011. “What really pushed me to do this was …

Henry E. Scott | for editor and editor A media literacy program will be part of the curriculum at every high school in Illinois beginning in the 2022-23 school year. The program stems from a bill introduced by Illinois State Senator Karina Villa and signed by Governor JB Pritzker on July 9. , visual and …

A recent study focusing on the United States and India highlighted the lack of attention to digital media literacy in education policies as a critical factor in the spread of disinformation online. The power of social media to optimize and accelerate the spread of disinformation and its damaging consequences for democracy is of concern to …

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 23, 2022) – French citizens can learn how to protect themselves from false and misleading information on the internet thanks to a new app-based program from MediaWise, the non-profit Poynter Institute’s digital media literacy social initiative. With support from Meta, MediaWise has launched a 10-day WhatsApp course to help slow the …

City to City: PLAY! is the second edition of the innovative online collaborative project AUSTIN, TX – The City of Austin Economic Development Department announces the second annual UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts City-to-City Project. Austin is the first (and only) city in the United States to receive a Designation UNESCO Creative City of …

Technology Misinformation will never go away, but teaching the community to spot it can rob lies of their power, writes Tanya Notley of Western Sydney University in part three of a series on the worsening spread of misinformation in line The spread of misinformation has had very real consequences during the pandemic – vaccine myths …

Clark University has submitted detailed plans to the City of Worcester for the college’s four-story Media Arts, Computing and Design academic building to be located on Woodland Street. The building will be 70,280 square feet located at 151 Woodland St., which is currently a parking lot next to Clark’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide …

With no movement in the House and none for months in the Senate, the future looks bleak for bipartisan legislation requiring Florida public schools to offer courses in social media literacy alongside other mandatory programs. There are less than two weeks left until the last day of regular committee meetings in the 2022 legislative session. …

As people turn to digital media for news at high rates, media manipulation algorithms continue to gain power. In a Pew Research Center survey (August/September 2020), 53% of adults in the United States say they receive information on social media “often” or “sometimes”. People have long been aware of phenomena such as “tampered” photos and …

Misinformation won’t go away, but teaching the community to spot it can strip lies of their power. The spread of misinformation has had very real consequences during the pandemic — vaccine myths and false claims about the virus have undermined public health orders, increased disease risk and divided families. Despite attempts to …

Drexel University The Westphal College of Media Arts and Design has launched one of the first accredited virtual reality and immersive media programs. In 2018, Drexel University’s Animation, Capture and Effects Lab, known as ACE-Lab, introduced immersive media including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR ) and other interactive experiences. Today, Drexel’s virtual reality and …

Hawk Point, MO- Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Hawk Point Elementary as a common sense school. Hawk Point Elementary has demonstrated a commitment to taking a whole community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use …

CHICAGO — The corrosive effects of today’s relentless media tide are pernicious. We are conditioned in many ways by our media environments to accept, not question, making it crucial that young people master the skills to access, analyse, evaluate and create media. In “Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World”, published by ALA …

A student wanted to know why so many nurses were spreading misinformation about vaccines. Other participants drew parallels to popular crime-fighting myths found in shows like “Criminal Minds.” But most students who participated in a fact-checking workshop from MediaWise, the nonprofit Poynter Institute’s social-first digital media education initiative, were simply happy to report feeling more …

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect that State Department officials attended the presentation, but did not show up. Whether it’s commercials, shows, or even news, media literacy is essential to everyday life. Being media savvy means being able to know that the updated portion of Saturday Night Live news is satire and …

This article was originally published here J Youth Teensc. 2022 Feb 3. doi: 10.1007/s10964-021-01567-0. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The media can act as sex educators for adolescents; unfortunately, media messages often glorify risky sexual behaviors and unhealthy relationships and neglect behaviors and communication related to sexual health. Media Aware is a comprehensive online sexual …

Diving Brief: Constructivist media decoding is a method that helps students develop critical thinking skills, enabling them to conduct their own learning while honing the ability to examine messages in a variety of media formats through curriculum-based activities which can be as short as five minutes, Chris Sperry and Cyndy Scheibe, co-founders of Project Look …

‘Trust Me’ shows how schools can teach students to think critically about information and media “Trust Me,” a documentary by director Roko Belic and the Getting Better Foundation, highlights Durango’s Mountain Middle School, which instituted a cellphone ban and media literacy program when Shane Voss, the principal of the school, arrived. (Courtesy of Trust Me …

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain The media people consume inform much of their daily lives, including how they perceive others. A pair of recent studies from the University of Kansas show that a media literacy intervention can help reduce the stereotypes people have about black Americans and that a majority of studies on journalism and communications …

The School of Media’s founding dean, James Shanahan, announced in January 2021 that he would step down as dean and remain on the faculty as a professor. Since then, Walter Gantz has been appointed acting deanand a search committee met before summer 2021 to discuss the search for a new Dean. Peg Faimon, founding dean …