Media Literacy

Web Series

Watch our five part web series and become an expert on media literacy!

Part One: What Is Media Literacy?

Join us on our journey to discovering trustworthy and unbiased information sources!

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Part Two: The History of Disinformation

"Fake news" may be a relatively new phrase, but disinformation has been around for a long time.

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Part Three: How Disinformation Works

Lies, Truths, and Bots, oh my! Peddlers of disinformation are tricky. Learn how to spot potentially fraudulent information.

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Part Four: Basics of Journalism & Standards of Reporting

Let's talk about what to look for in a trustworthy news source.

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Part Five: Media Literacy Toolkit

Fraudulent news is no match for you now! Build your media literacy toolkit with these steps and helpful websites.

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Resources

PEN America

Truth on the Ballot: Fraudulent News, the Midterm Elections, and Prospects for 2020.

Oxford Internet Institute

The Project on Computational Propaganda

PEN America

Knowing The News: A Media Literacy Project

PEN America

Media Consumption Survey.

Google Help

Find related images with reverse image search

RevEye

Download this Reverse Image Search tool for Google Chrome

Allsides.com

Information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum

FactCheck.org

A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics

Politifact.com

Giving citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy

ReportersLab Fact-Check Map

A center for journalism research in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University with an interactive map

NewsGuard

Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center

First Draft

Learn more about verifying media, and download their Photo and Video Visual Verification Guides

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