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Media literacy versus fake news: fact checking and verification in the era of fake news and post-truths.

Fowler-Watt, K. and McDougall, J., 2019. Media literacy versus fake news: fact checking and verification in the era of fake news and post-truths. Journalism Education: The Journal of the Association for Journalism Education, 8 (1), 59- 68.

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Abstract

This paper provides research findings to support the case for media literacy as an aid to journalists and jour- nalism educators in a disruptive age through the foster- ing of resilient media engagement by young citizens. It posits that encouraging media literacy in news consum- ing publics facilitates a more critically engaged civic soci- ety. Focused on trust, it shares the outcomes of a project funded by the US Embassy in London, which brought to- gether leading researchers from the United States and UK with a range of key stakeholders, including journal- ists. Their collective aim: to devise a practical strategy for harnessing media literacy to develop young people’s un- derstanding of and ability to withstand ‘fake news’.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2050-3903
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:32851
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:04 Oct 2019 16:08
Last Modified:04 Feb 2020 13:46

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