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By RON FIELDSNews Publishing Network Hours after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, social media was flooded with misinformation. Photos and videos of downed fighter jets, videos of explosions, photos of Russian forces marching through the streets of Moscow or Ukrainians praying in the streets – all from years, if not decades, before February 2022. These …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The government wants to educate young citizens about media and digital citizenship. A good initiative, provided you know what we are talking about. Edifying example with the role of the media in the health crisis. In a joint statement, the Ministries of Education and Culture ardently plead for media and information education for young people …

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) media literacy cohort is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright program was created in 1946 under legislation introduced by former United States Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas. Fulbright scholarships are awarded to United States students, scholars, teachers, and …

With the support of the US Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS) launched “Project Fact Check Nigeria”, a media literacy and fight against disinformation. The project aims to build critical thinking skills, develop digital and media literacy, and build the capacity of radio …

It is the season of hope, faith and joy. So, like everyone else, the Columbian Editorial Board is compiling a wishlist. Of course, we will ask Santa for conscientious elected officials, free and fair elections, and a new bridge. (Doesn’t everyone have these items on their list?) More importantly, we hope for better media literacy …

SOME 65 teachers and lecturers have signed up to become Malaysia’s first-ever registered society to tackle misinformation and disinformation through education. Launched in conjunction with UNESCO’s World Media and Information Literacy Week, the initiative is facilitated by the award-winning Media Education For All (ME4A) movement. It aims to provide a stronger force to develop critical …

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Media literacy has been shown to have positive effects. But schools across the United States have been slow to add it to their curriculum. “How are we as a nation? We are very poor, ”said Helen Lee Bouygues, Founder and President of the Reboot Foundation, who stresses that media education is a …

Increasingly, misinformation is the source of many divisive arguments and the source of too many disasters. As media becomes increasingly intertwined with what we perceive to be real, every person should take time to strengthen their media literacy and counter misinformation. It is an unfortunate fact that there will always be people who intentionally create …

An Open Letter to Educators: How Can We Help Students Learn to “Read the World” Dear fellow educators, I am an educator with over two decades of English Language Teaching (ELT) experience and a keen interest in media literacy. Recently, while discussing the film Jai Bhim with some educators i suggested discussing it in class …

AMID efforts to curb the pandemic with the rollout of vaccines, the World Health Organization has also expressed concern over the misinformation that has taken place online. Referred to as an infodemic, a hanger of “information” and “epidemic,” it usually refers to false or misleading information – this time leading to reluctance to vaccinate. In …

The UK Online Safety Bill, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in May 2021 and currently under the control of a select parliamentary committee, aims to establish a new regulatory framework to tackle harmful content online. Here, LSE Professor Lee Edwards analyzes how media literacy is presented in the Bill and …

A man looks out of his home next to a poster urging the public not to participate in spreading fake news in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo: AFP) To combat fake news and other forms of disinformation, the best arsenal is Media and Information Education (MIL). Unlike legality, MIL relies directly on user awareness. If other solutions …

This is Media Literacy Week, an event hosted by the National Association of Media Literacy Education that involves using news, social media, movies, and music to better develop critical thinking skills. We learned more from Kristy Roschke, Executive Director of News Co / Lab at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Media literacy is intended to …

If you want to share your opinion on a cultural, political or personal topic, create an account here and check out our post to find out more. ____ The recent testimony of the Facebook whistleblower Francis Haugen in the US Senate did not reveal much information that most observers of the current disinformation crisis did …

MEDIA, Pa. (WPVI) — A local Satanic organization has convinced a Delaware County school district that its dress code discriminates against Satanists. Joseph Rose, the founder of a local organization called Satanic Delco, said other Satanists with children attending schools in the Rose Tree Media School District made him aware of dress code verbiage prohibiting …

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS will join colleges and universities across the country in celebrating American Media Literacy Week starting October 25. Media Literacy Week is an annual event sponsored by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) to promote understanding of how to critically appraise information. …

This year, the Remote Media Literacy Project has expanded to provide the most remote students in the country with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to become media literate citizens. Grants received from the Judith Neilson Institute have helped students and teachers in remote, remote and far-flung areas participate in a …

The media landscape has changed dramatically so far in the 21st century. We can access information in ways we never imagined until just 20 years ago. It was enough of a challenge for those who found it difficult to get used to the World Wide Web when it disrupted lives. Imagine the challenge of learning …

The state of Illinois will require high schools to teach media literacy starting in fall 2022. Educators at the Illinois State University School of Communication will closely monitor the State Board of Education’s requirements for a media literacy program. Illinois State UniversitySteve Hunt of the ISU School of Communication. Steve Hunt, ISU School of Communication …

The UK government has released a strategy to help young people spot disinformation online, part of a larger effort to improve media literacy and make the internet a safer place for children. The strategy [PDF] will involve training teachers, library staff, youth workers and caregivers to help young people detect misinformation, including how to critically …

MILTON – In the age of smartphones and social media, messages come from all sides at once. David Green strives to give young people the tools to sift through the jumble of messages they receive every day to find out the truth. The Canton Avenue resident is the volunteer program director of Media Literacy Now, …

What is media education for students? Media literacy is the ability to understand the validity and intent of a medium. The term can be applied to any form of media with which students interact. This includes images in lessons and class projects, educational videos, texts, and other resources. This also applies to media outside the …

As partisanship continues to create a deep ideological chasm in the United States, an informed population may be the only way to bridge the divides. According to the politically neutral nonprofit Media Literacy Now (MLN), the idea of ​​media literacy is crucial given that “… children live in a 24/7 powerful media world. 7 …[along …

In March, the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board unanimously passed a resolution calling for critical media literacy learning from elementary to high school. The decision, led by LAUSD Board member Jackie Goldberg and supported by UCLA Teacher Education Program speaker Jeff Share, signals recognition in education of the need to teach to provide …

Micah Shannon enjoyed her Advanced Placement English course at Clarke Central High School. It made him think critically. Its teacher would present two perspectives on a topic and ask students to analyze the logical flow used by authors to develop their points. “At least for me, that was a big part of my education, but …

On Thursday, the Colorado House had just a few bills to debate at second reading, but the morning was devoted to just one: Bill 21-1103, intended to implement the recommendations of a 2019 media literacy report. The bill succeeds Bill 19-1110, which required the Colorado Department of Education to convene a committee to make recommendations …

I’m not the most perfect parent, but imagine I’m like a lot of them in the digital age. When I hear children and misinformation mentioned in the same breath, I get anxious wondering how the internet might be influencing them. The problem isn’t that you haven’t used proper parental controls on the computer they’re using. …

LOS ANGELES, January 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – To celebrate Martin Luther King jr. Day, Ny Gyra Lawson created an animated salute to pay tribute to the hero of civil rights. Lawson has worked as a media arts teacher via Zoom with elementary and high school students to bring their writing to life using …

LOS ANGELES, January 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – To celebrate Martin Luther King jr. Day, Ny Gyra Lawson created an animated salute to pay tribute to the civil rights hero. Lawson worked as a media arts teacher via Zoom with elementary and high school students to bring their writing to life using the Story …

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will welcome the “wizards, pirates and magicians of the world” when it opens the doors of its new Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts on August 26. Preparations for the center were kicked off in 2015 with a $ 20 million donation from the foundation of iconic talk show host …

LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Save this date: On June 12, 2019, the Academy of Media Arts (AMA) will celebrate the launch of its innovative school which is Preparing academics for the future of work through media arts. Rios Clementi Hale Studios (RCH) will host the launch celebration at their studios located at 3101 Exposition Place, Los …