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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 …

Primary is probably the best place to start teaching students about the global news buffet and how healthy news eating depends on your choices. An acquaintance asked me the other day if the government controls what the mainstream media reports and it actually gave me hope instead of dismay. Their question capped several weeks of …

In 2017, I had the enormous privilege of doing an internship at the New Zealand Science Media Center as part of my honors year at the University of Otago. I’ve blogged, edited the website, managed social media accounts, and sent my fair share of infuriating and angry emails from anti-vaxxers, truthful 1080s, anti-5G fanatics, 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 …

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 …

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 …

New year, new challenge! The Inishowen Community Media Network (ICMN) plans to hold “Community Voice” digital media training courses for beginners at several community centers and post-primary schools across Inishowen. These will include Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh, Clonmany and Malin Head Community Centres, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Moville and Carndonagh Community Schools. Harry Kerr is …

Clear Beach A bright light has gone out in Edmonds and around the world with the passing of a beloved teacher, mother, sister, friend, filmmaker and media literacy advocate: Claire Douglas Beach. Since 2001, Claire has taught thousands of students in the Seattle and Edmonds school districts as a technology media instructor. Her “superpower” reached …

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 …

Published December 20, 2021 The United States government has expressed support for training 1,000 young people and 170 radio journalists in media literacy. A statement titled “US Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists, 1,000 Youth” revealed the launch of the Media Literacy Project. The US Consulate General in Lagos has …

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (December 13, 2021) – When the Poynter Institute launched its MediaWise digital media education initiative in 2018, the non-partisan nonprofit set an ambitious goal. Teach 1 million middle and high school students how to better detect misleading or inaccurate information on the Internet. Today, almost four years later, MediaWise has reached 21 …

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 …

During the last week of October 2021, the UN-sponsored Global Media and Information Week in South Africa, with the participation of India, resolved to tackle disinformation by improving the capacity people to counter it. Nothing could better position media education in the era of the right to information than its function of demystifying information processes …

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 …

TAIPEI – A video of Taiwanese Minister of Health Chen Shih-chung singing into a microphone at a dinner drew criticism from netizens and an opposition leader when it began circulating online last Wednesday ( November 10) at night. The chairman of the main opposition Kuomintang party, Eric Chu, has hinted that the minister should step …

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 …

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 …

Media Education Workshop at St Aloysius PU College, Mangaluru Mangalou: BBC Young Reporter India, a media education program for students launched by BBC News in partnership with Internews and in collaboration with Data LEADS, organized an online workshop for students of St Aloysius PU College. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how bad disinformation can …

THE PROBLEM: This is America’s Media Literacy Week, which is hosted by the National Association for Media Education. As the association’s website explains, this week’s mission is to “highlight the power of media literacy and its essential role in education across the country”. The theme of the week Every day celebrates one of the five …

The Boston Globe’s weekly Ocean State Innovators presents a question-and-answer session with Rhode Island innovators who are launching new businesses and nonprofits, conducting groundbreaking research and reshaping the state’s economy. Send tips and suggestions to reporter Alexa Gagosz at [email protected] Most elementary and high school students in Rhode Island do not receive media literacy, according …

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 …

What the future holds will depend on who controls the coding. The promise of technology versus the threat of technology is a conversation that has been going on for a long time. Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab’s (C-LAB) Annual Future Media Arts Festival focuses this discussion around the future through media art. Twenty-four works by 23 …

File photo shows commuters walking past an advertisement discouraging the spread of fake news at a Kuala Lumpur train station on March 28, 2018. – Photo Reuters KUALA LUMPUR, September 3 – More than 1,200 educators across the country have joined the Media Education Academy (MEA) media literacy program in an effort to combat disinformation …

Amid a new era of widespread disinformation about elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccines, some states are backing down: Illinois recently passed a law require secondary schools to teach media literacy. While many schools across the state and nation teach media literacy in one way or another, Illinois is the first State of the nation …

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 …

How many hours do you interact with the media each day? It may be more than you think. It’s one thing to surf the Internet. It’s another to watch a favorite TV show or put on those noise canceling headphones and listen to your favorite music while working. Or, maybe you’ve borrowed an armful of …

Social media can be a difficult and hostile place. (Photo CNS / Sebastiao Moreira, EPA) WASHINGTON – How many hours do you interact with the media each day? It may be more than you think. It’s one thing to surf the Internet. It’s another to watch a favorite TV show or put on those noise …

The English Language Regional Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the design and implementation of the Advancing English for Education project. to the media in Kazakhstan. This twelve-month program will provide media and anti-disinformation training in English to a Kazakh audience using the Open-to-All …

The program manager at Normal Community and Normal West High Schools says the district already has a good foundation for teaching media literacy. Illinois high schools will be required to teach media literacy starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Dan Lamboley, from Unit 5, said the district is currently teaching some basic principles that students …

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 …

Educators, parents, community members who participate in the surveywill be inscribed in the design for iPad Mini KINGSTON, RI – June 15, 2021 – Screen time during the pandemic has increased for almost everyone. What effects could this increase have caused to ourselves and to our children? Are there ways to mitigate the negative effects …

The US intelligence community released a report in March detailing how the Iranian and Russian governments orchestrated digital attacks on US social media platforms to influence the 2020 election. According to the report, they did this by bombarding Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with fake profiles, bots and armies of trolls who would engage directly with …

Senator Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, introduces a bill requiring schools to teach media literacy in a virtual committee hearing on Tuesday. (Credit: Blueroomstream.com) Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Work continues on the bill limiting the use of isolation and physical restraint By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – All Illinois high schools would be required to …

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 …

Get the latest news from Syracuse delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Six members of the Syracuse University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America wanted middle school students to learn more about media literacy. So they created a Canva presentation. On slide 22, public relations majors introduced their …

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. …

ESSENTIAL FOR FIGHTING DISINFORMATION If you’ve read any report on “fake news” in the last four years, then you’ve come across the term “media literacy” and the calls for its inclusion in public education. I’ve been teaching media literacy for over 20 years (as an educational consultant), but it wasn’t until former President Trump said …

Education experts call for tackling wild conspiracy theories, baseless rumors of rampant voter fraud, and misinformation about COVID-19 through media literacy. After participating in Black Lives Matter rallies and protests in August, some of Virginia Boyle’s students came to her class at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School saying they had heard that …

I run a university program that offers a degree in content, media and film production. And I’ve spent 15 years in the news industry as an editor, journalist, and producer, so maybe it’s no surprise that I’m passionate about the potential of courses related to the creative industries, and screen media in particular. What I …