I’ll be posting a lot about media and news literacy in the coming months, but I wanted to share now some of the best resources I’ve encountered. The News Literacy Project, which is a wonderful resource in itself, produces a weekly newsletter called The Sift. Through it, the NLP, in their own words, “sort through recent rumors, hoaxes and other misinformation to bring you the best teachable moments in news literacy.” I’ve been receiving the newsletter for a couple of months, and every time I read it I learn something new and come up with several things I would love to raise in class if I were teaching a live American government course. Anyway, I highly recommend checking out the NLP and subscribing to The Sift. Here are some other great resources:
- Digital Resources and Research on News Literacy created and/or curated by the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University.
- “Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens.” A free online Coursera course offered by the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University and the Journalism and the Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong.
- News and Media Literacy courses and games offered by the Poynter Institute’s News University. Of particular relevance are these self-directed courses and games (some of which are free of charge):
- Media Literacy resources provided by NewseumED
- News Literacy resources provided by iCivics.
- Game: NewsFeed Defenders