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Exeter-West Greenwich Jr/Sr High School Library: Media Literacy

Middle School Book Battle

Media Literacy

Media Literacy - the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication

Evaluating Online Information

Lateral Reading -


     - Practice Click Restraint

     - Use Wikipedia Wisely

     - Follow the Money - is the source or subject of the source sponsored? do they contribute to another source? are there private interests?  

adapted from :KQED

Video: How to Spot Fake News

Spotting Fake News

Analyzing Media

Reliability We must read across media outlets to vet the messages

Bias - Traditional journalism values a focus on news reporting that is fair and impartial, guided by principles like truth, verification and accuracy. But everyone has bias's even journalists. 


Trustworthy Sources?

Use a Fact Checker - A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania  The oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet. - website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.