Post-Election, Post-Truth: Assessing and Evaluating News and Current Events

Media Literacy to Assess and Evaluate News and Current Events
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Dr. Allison Butler of Mass Media Literacy (MML) shares “Post-Election, Post-Truth : Using Comprehensive Media Literacy to Assess and Evaluate News and Current Events.” The guide offers concepts and understandings using critical media literacy skills to evaluate the current, post-election news environment, including fake news, satire, and propaganda. The guide is primarily designed for librarians, but it the document can be adapted for anyone interested in applying critical media literacy activities to support students, families, and community patrons. Lesson ideas are included that employ satire to analyze news as well as work for student-directed learning.

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