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Media Literacy Contest for Scholastic Journalists is Open

Media Literacy Contest for Scholastic Journalists is Open

SchoolJournalism Staff October 8, 2021

Netflix. TikTok. PBS. Wall Street Journal. ABC. YouTube. CNN. BuzzFeed. National Geographic. Twitter. Wikipedia. CBS. FOX. SnapChat. New York Times. Facebook. Hulu. Facebook. NPR.  The list could...

Take Action: Only YOU Can Prevent Media Illiteracy

Frank Baker, Author and Media Literacy Advocate March 2, 2021

The inability of many of today’s students to evaluate information online for truthfulness has become a crisis in American education. Even though most students now use the Internet as their primary...

Literature: A Portal to Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning 

Literature: A Portal to Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning 

Leigh Kellmann Kolb, Assistant Professor of English and Journalism at East Central College July 17, 2020

There has been an influx of reading lists for white Americans to more deeply understand the long history and enduring egregious examples of systemic racism in our country in response to the Black Lives...

Empowering HS Journalists to Report on Race, Equality, and Social Justice

Empowering HS Journalists to Report on Race, Equality, and Social Justice

Jane Bannester, Ritenour High School Broadcast Journalism Teacher June 14, 2020

My name is Jane Bannester and I’m a teacher at Ritenour High School in St. Louis, Missouri. On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr., an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by 28-year-old white police...

Diagnosing Propaganda Techniques in Campaign Ads: Civic Discourse and Media Literacy

Diagnosing Propaganda Techniques in Campaign Ads: Civic Discourse and Media Literacy

Leigh Kellmann Kolb, Assistant Professor of English and Journalism at East Central College January 13, 2020

Presidential election years present ample opportunities for lessons in media literacy; depending on your outlook and your class dynamics, this is either exhilarating or terrifying. Either way, it’s necessary...

Media Literacy Resources: Navigating a Digital Society

Media Literacy Resources: Navigating a Digital Society

Michelle Turner and Leigh Kolb September 5, 2019

To thrive and not just simply survive in a digital society, media literacy is a must. People of all ages need to be able to digest and analyze vast amounts of information from various sources. It is critical...

Lesson: Is it news or opinion?

Lesson: Is it news or opinion?

Malorie Paine, Kingsbury High School, Memphis, TN February 8, 2019

At an almost alarming rate, students these days are unable to determine news writing from opinion writing. In my two Journalism I classes, I conducted a pre-assessment experiment where students evaluated...

Media Literacy in 2018: Top Five

Media Literacy in 2018: Top Five

Leigh Kolb, Assistant Professor of English and Journalism at East Central College January 1, 2019

One of the most exciting aspects of weaving media literacy instruction into the classroom is the rich source material that we are able to glean from news and entertainment media, pop culture and social...

Combating Apathy in an Era of “Fake News” and Standardized Testing

Combating Apathy in an Era of “Fake News” and Standardized Testing

Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor at East Central College January 1, 2018

Fake news. Bias. Alternative facts. Journalism is under attack, and our students certainly feel the apathy that results in this constant cycle of distrust. For students who might be interested in journalism,...

Ancient Texts, Modern Media Literacy

Ancient Texts, Modern Media Literacy

Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor at East Central College September 24, 2017

Perspective. This is a word we use often when we delve into the fundamentals of media literacy. Whose perspective are we getting, and who is in control of the message? How is this perspective different...

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