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News Literacy Learning Experiences

News Litearcy Instructional Resources Interactive: Real, LOLZ, Oops or Fake?

Interactive asks students to look at various elements of a resource, such as the headline, image, text and source to determine if it's either: 1) real, 2) a hoax or joke, 3) Journalist mistake or 4) Fake. Opinion: I don't love the choices, especially, what do they mean by Fake. Also, I'd start with the source.

Actively Learn

Search Fake News. Article set with inserted questions, definitions etc.

ADL: Fake News and What We Can Do about It

This lesson provides an opportunity for high school students to learn what fake news is, differentiate it from other types of news, develop strategies for spotting fake news and consider what can be done about the proliferation of fake news.

AISL: Teaching teachers to be wolves in a “fake news” world…

Love the continuum activity. Association of Independent Schools Librarians

All Sides: Discover Your Bias

Rate your own bias... Explains left vs Right on various issues.

AllSides for Schools

Fake and Biased News Conversation Guide Return to Conversation Guide Library Conversation Agreements Before starting a conversation, all participants must agree to these conversation agreements. 1. Be Curious and Open to Learning. Listen to and be open to hearing all points of view. Maintain an attitude of exploration and learning. Conversation is as much about …

Allsides: The ‘Liberal Leaning’ Media Has Passed Its Tipping Point

A return to balance would be commercially unviable. The best solution may be an honest embrace of bias. About 35 years ago I was sitting at lunch next to Jeane Kirkpatrick, a onetime Democrat who became a foreign-policy adviser to President Reagan and later U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She was lamenting what she called the “liberal leaning” media. As the president of CBS News, I assured her it was only a “liberal tilt” and could be corrected. “You don’t understand,“ she scolded. “It’s too late.”

AP: NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Food aid for Venezuela being held in Colombian border town is contaminated

A Short Guide to the History of ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation: A New ICFJ Learning Module

Fake news has a long history dating back to Ancient Rome. But it has been increasingly weaponized during the 21st century with the advent of new technology allowing for easy manipulation and fabrication of content. Thus, its important to understand the historical context of the emerging 'information arms race.'

ASU: 6 Mediactive principles for media consumers

Consuming media is part of everyday life, but it’s also a skill that we can all improve on. Here are our best tips for doing it well.

Bad News Game

Drop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate. Your task is to get as many followers as you can while slowly building up fake credibility as a news site.

BBC News-i-reporter

Play the role of a journalist covering a breaking news story in the BBC iReporter game.

BBC: The city getting rich from fake news - BBC News

Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.

BBC: The corpse factory and the birth of fake news

How did a gruesome story fool the world 100 years ago?

BBC: The History of ‘Fake News’ (Part 1), Trending - BBC World Service

The meaning of “fake news” has been completely transformed – so what does it mean now?

Beyond The Headlines - The Online News Verification Game | EAVI

Beyond The Headlines is EAVI's online news verification game. We developed it with the help of some of EAVI's individual members and have tested it at our Beyond Fake News workshop at ECAS with a great response.

Beyond the Stacks: When we talking about embedding something into existing curricula what do we mean?

When I describe something as embedded I mean that the content instruction or skill practice does not require a break from our regularly sc...

BREAKING NEWS! Faith Salie has something to say about 'Breaking News'

When 24-hour news channels label EVERY story as supremely important, the fake urgency actually discredits journalism

Channel One: Can You Spot the Fake News Story?

Can you tell which news story is real and which one is fake?

Channel One: Lesson Plan: How to Spot Fake News

A lesson plan explores the problem of fake news sites, featuring a Channel One News video about the issue.

Channel One Media Literacy Videos

Can you tell which news story is real and which one is fake?