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Media Literacy: Media
Analyze your news feed by using these tools to help you differentiate real news from fake news and everything in between.
Our working definition for the term "media literacy" is the one provided by the Center for Media Literacy:
"Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms-from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a demcracy." (http://www.medialit.org/media-literacy-definition-and-more)
Using a grounded theory approach, this study analyzed responses by first-year college students not currently enrolled in formal media literacy education to three types of video messages: an advertisement, a public relations message, and a news report.
Librarians like to empower citizens with information, and are often aghast at misinformation. The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) presents a chart originated by FactCheck.org, translated in several languages.