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Evaluating Information: Media Literacy

How to evaluate information

Media Literacy

Media literacy is:

  • Accessing, analyzing, creating and acting using all forms of communication
  • Accessing, sharing and creating media across multiple formats and platforms while utilizing critical thinking skills to evaluate the purpose and potential impact of the material
  • Understanding how various groups are represented in the media, including whose stories are highlighted and whose are marginalized
  • Understanding media ownership structures and its impact on what we see


Recommended Reading

Types of Misinformation (News Literacy Project)

Media Literacy and the Architecture of the Internet

News Literacy

"The News Literacy Project. a nonpartisan education nonprofit, empowers educators to teach students the skills they need to become smart, active consumers of news and information and engaged, informed participants in our democracy." -mission statement


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