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What is news literacy?. News literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and contribute to news in a variety of forms and means and an understanding.

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1 What is news literacy?

2 News literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and contribute to news in a variety of forms and means and an understanding of why this ability matters.

3 Why news literacy?

4 Reason #1 We are so immersed in news and media that we don’t even notice “the media” anymore. To be literate, we have to see our environment.

5 We are We are swimming in media

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7 Reason #2 The media is an institution with tremendous power. To be ignorant of power is to be in danger of being used by it; to understand and to participate in its power it to increase and strengthen your own power.

8 The Media Political power Economic power Cultural power

9 These six corporations dominate media globally. Together, they are worth more than $275 billion. The Big Six The Big Six

10 Reason #3  Yet, even as corporations dominate, digital technologies are facilitating a shift in communication power from hierarchical, concentrated media organizations to distributed, horizontal, mobile, accessible, participatory socially driven communication.

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12 News media is a subset of “the media” Mainstream news media influence, but no longer control, the public agenda, the means of production or the distribution of news and information.

13 Reason #4  This change in communication structure doesn’t lessen the need for journalism, but increases it.  Journalism is a check on governmental excess, corporate corruption and individual injustice.  It is a witness to our collective stories, a public conversation about who we are.

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18 Reason #5 With so many sources of information coming at us 24/7, unfiltered, direct, incessant, we must now be our own editors. WE decide what to pay attention to, what to believe, what to care about.

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20 How Americans see the world

21 Reason #6 This is the time to reinvent journalism, make a difference, be creative, join a movement, build new tools, design, photograph, shoot, write, draw, mashup, mixup, invent, discover, create. Being news literate is the first step in this process.

22 Reason #7: To avoid the zombies.


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