In thinking about how and why the study of media should be taught in school, it is important to think about the ever increasing impact that media has on society. One of the most recent uses of media has been the creation of fake news sites. More than ever, the study and understanding of media is crucial even if understanding if a news story is real or fake. I think this article does a good job explaining why it is important for us to always be analyzing media in the context of fake news.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/02/skills-and-strategies-fake-news-vs-real-news-determining-the-reliability-of-sources/

 

 

 

 

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5 responses »

  1. lenapearlcole says:

    I completely agree, at this point it is absolutely imperative that we educate about the forces of media studies that influence our everyday lives. Greater than that though, clearly they also effect our world…

  2. carlywinant says:

    Media Studies and even humanities studies in general often get passed off for not being “real” academics and not useful/profitable/intelligent enough of subjects. But the truth is media is extremely powerful in today’s world, and this article certainly shows that.

  3. alicecmullin says:

    I totally agree that this is so important. I for one see a lot of non-credible news passed around as hard fact, especially on platforms such as Facebook.

  4. olivia klugman says:

    I saw this on your facebook! I thought it was so interesting, and I will definitely be utilizing its media literacy suggestions when I watch the news next. I feel like news literacy would be a cool segment in a class! I want to try and find some academic articles on news literacy

  5. palomapineda19 says:

    Adding on to Olivia’s comment above, I think media literacy is a vital and important topic to teach. I think through writing research papers I have been able to judge the difference between credible and non credible sources but it can be hard to tell the difference.

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