Never before has the need for News Literacy been more urgent. As news consumers are bombarded with a constant stream of fake news, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, satire, and advertising — that often masquerade as credible journalism — it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. While the public’s faith in the news media erodes, purveyors of misinformation have helped give rise to troubling cultural trends and alarming political movements.
Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital CitizensThe University of Hong Kong
About this Course
Jonathan AnzaloneLecturer and Assistant Director of the Center for News Literacy
The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university. It engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world.
The State University of New York
The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM MAKING SENSE OF THE NEWS: NEWS LITERACY LESSONS FOR DIGITAL CITIZENS
Very informative and clear and there are some assignments to make us understand more. But there are too many links that we have to read, I prefer the video and examples and assignments.
This is a very good introductory course for everyone who would like to have a better understanding of news and learn the essential media literacy skills in the digital era.
Informative and nicely paced. Expectations are not challenging to meet. Nice pace to follow at your leisure. Solid grounding in the subject. Quality relevant examples.
Useful and meaningful as we are living in an age of information overload, the ability to make sensible application of information is just too important. Thanks
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