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

Media Literacy to Evaluate and Assess Current Events

Dr. Allison Butler of Mass Media Literacy shares “Post-Election, Post-Truth : Using Comprehensive Media Literacy to Assess and Evaluate News and Current Events.” This guide offers concepts and understandings using critical media literacy skills to evaluate the post-election news environment, including fake news, satire, and propaganda. Though designed primarily for librarians, 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.