Have you ever wondered how to best evaluate information you have heard in the news? Or online through social media?
Media literacy includes approaches to help you think critically about all types of media, understand how media shapes our society, and advocate for change (Media Literacy Now). News, or journalism, is a part of this media environment, and you can apply your media literacy skills to evaluating news and current events.
Looking for news articles? Some online newspapers provide their articles for free but others require a subscription. Try searching in OneSearch or a library database and look for options to limit your results to articles from newspapers.
Take this quiz to receive a certificate of completion to upload to Blackboard that includes your responses to the video discussion questions.
Includes a certification of completion to download as a PDF and upload to Blackboard.
After watching the video, reflect on the following questions:
Mix and match this suite of instructional materials for your course needs!
If you are assigning the Fairness and Balance quiz and/or the interactive tutorials, students can receive a certificate of completion with their name and date and upload the PDF to Blackboard to show what they've learned by completing these online activities. We recommend assigning activities for participation points.
Questions about integrating a graded online component into your class, contact the Online Learning Librarian, Tessa Withorn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Example of a certificate of completion:
This guide was created by Tessa Withorn, Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Aric Haas, and Amalia Castañeda at the CSUDH Library and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.