This year, NAMLE introduced a new level of participation, Media Literacy Week Supporter. Meet NAMLE’s new supporters: Owl Factor, Newsgaurd and Temple University: Klein College of Media and Communication.
OwlFactor launched in 2016. Ajoy and Arjun, the two founders, found that public perception of the news was dropping fast as accusations of fake news and news bias became rampant. OwlFactor helps people figure out the quality of news they are reading and suggests better news from across the political spectrum.
OwlFactor scores individual articles for quality based on several factors including:
- How extensive and diverse its sources are.
- How experienced the author is in the topic.
- How popular the article is with readers who have read the most on that topic.
Check out OwlFactor’s profile page here to find out more!
NewsGuard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation. Their trained analysts, who are experienced journalists, research online news brands to help readers and viewers know which ones are trying to do legitimate journalism—and which are not. Its first product, a browser extension free to consumers, allows users to learn about the credibility and transparency of the websites they encounter in their social media feeds or search results.
Check ot NewsGuard’s profile page to find out how their browser extension works here.
Situated in the nation’s fourth-largest media market, Klein College offers a wealth of academic and professional opportunities for students of advertising, broadcasting, journalism, media production, communication and social change, public relations and more. Their faculty are a mix of highly accomplished and internationally cited researchers and professionals who have spent decades working in media, advertising, PR, advocacy and other communication fields.
To find out more about Klein College’s courses and recent projects please click here.