An essay on the constructed nature of Campaign 2012 political ads, with background, links to an Obama ad, deconstruction of same, and recommendations for teacher/educators.
Tag: "news literacy"
Check out the news! (PDF) The LAMP’s second LAMPlit resource guide introduces you to news literacy – understanding how and why news is made, and how you can take control of the news media in your life to generate your own opinions and make choices that are right for you.
This is a great writing assignment for a college-level class in a spring semester. Students watch news reports of the State of the Union address from two media outlets – one conservative, one liberal. They analyze the rhetoric used, and compare the two accounts. My students in the past became really engaged in this assignment, and said they never realized how biased some ‘news’ media are.
Now entering its seventh year, the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change has convened nearly sixty international students and a dozen faculty in Salzburg each summer to discuss media’s influence around the world.
Don’t Be Fooled: A Citizen’s Guide to News and Information in the Digital Age (by John McManus) ($9.95 + free shipping). As professional journalism recedes and anything goes on cable, talk radio and the Web, it’s becoming much more difficult to know what to trust. This guide will equip you to become an information detective. With simple, […]
Arlington, VA—Today’s students are surrounded by so many different sources of information and media, that it can overwhelming. As part of its ongoing efforts to promote student journalism and civic engagement, PBS NewsHour Extra is pleased to announce its newly updated media literacy curriculum. The curriculum is designed to help students critically evaluate media and […]