Media Literacy Resources
Learn more about Media Literacy
If you want to learn how to evaluate the quality of news and journalism, here are some free courses you can take:
1) English for Media Literacy (by the University of Pennsylvania)
2) Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens (by The University of Hong Kong, The State University of New York);
3) Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Course (by UNESCO and Athabasca University)
4) News Sense: The Building Blocks of News (by Poynter’s News University)
5) Understanding Media: Process and Principles (by Poynter’s News University)
6) Watching TV News: How to be a Smarter Viewer (by Poynter’s News University)
1) A Field Guide to Fake News
2) A list of fact-checking tools recommended by Poynter Institute
3) Become a Better Fact-Checker in 8 Videos
4) Fact-Checking: How to Improve Your Skills in Accountability Journalism Course (by Poynter’s News University)
5) First Draft News: Guides to Verify Photos and Videos
6) First Draft News: Verification Toolbox
7) Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course (by Poynter’s News University)
8) Sources, Verification and Credibility Course (by Poynter’s News University)
9) Verification Handbook
10) Verification Tools Course (by Google News Initiative)
If you are an educator and you are looking for syllabus ideas or teaching resources on News & Media Literacy, you can use lesson plans and other teaching resources offered by:
If you are an educator and would like to teach Media Literacy in Russian, use exercises from Медианавигатор.
Want to know what Fake News is?
Read recommendations on how to avoid falling for fake news (by PolitiFact)
Check out urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation being fact-checked and debunked on Snopes.
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