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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.

Media literacy

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)

Media Resources

Quality Left & Right Media Outlets

Deciphering Media Messages

Media Formats

  • Hate mongering
  • Parody
  • Propaganda
  • Satire

Identifying Fake News

Use these resources to begin sharpening your skills in detecting fake news. 

Examples of Fake News

Professionally sourced examples of fake news. 

Fake News Media (but not *that* Media)

If you don't feel like reading about fake news, check out these media options.