Two recent reports cast further light on young people’s increasing disengagement from mainstream news media.
Category Archives: news
Navigating the Infodemic, Part One
Media and Misinformation in the Time of Covid-19
What price ‘news literacy’?
How can journalists and news organizations contribute to media literacy education – and what are the pitfalls to avoid?
How much trust in media do we need?
In the face of ‘fake news’ and disinformation, people’s trust in media seems to be declining. But do we need to have more trust in media, or less?
Beyond ‘fake news’: disinformation and digital literacy
What does the new UK government report on fake news and disinformation have to say about ‘digital literacy’?
Deepfake: the end of representation?
New software can be used to falsify moving images and create a new kind of ‘fake news’ on video. What are the implications for media literacy?
PIRLS of wisdom? The limits of educational data
Education policy is increasingly being led by ‘big data’. Yet how valuable and useful is this data? An argument for ‘critical data literacy’.
Can we still teach about media bias in the post-truth age?
In the wake of the Brexit referendum campaign, the victory of Donald Trump, and the attacks on the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, many have argued that we are entering a ‘post-truth’ era. In this context, is bias still a useful and meaningful concept in media literacy education? And if so, how should we teach it?
Fake news: is media literacy the answer?
Growing concerns about ‘fake news’ have led to calls for young people to be taught critical media literacy skills. Yet while media literacy would obviously be useful, it isn’t enough to address the problem. Media educators need to frame the issue more broadly, and join forces with those calling for media reform.