5 Ways to Cope With The News

NAMLE + Tumblr Partner on Resources for Dealing with the News

Are you struggling to sift through all of the information surrounding the pandemic? Check out NAMLE’s brand new graphic series “5 Ways to Cope with the News: Pandemic Edition” created in collaboration with Tumblr and Tumblr Creatr Ellis Van Der Does.

One thing we’ve learned from COVID-19 is that media literacy has never been needed more. As we deal with the pandemic, we also face an “infodemic”—an overabundance of information that makes it difficult for people to identify factual and trustworthy sources from false or misleading ones.

Media literacy can protect us by helping us navigate the flow of information. It teaches us how to ask questions, be skeptical, and be cautious about the information we take in.

Media literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT using all forms of communication.

In its simplest terms, media literacy builds upon the foundation of traditional literacy and offers new forms of reading and writing. Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens.