Media Literacy


Critical Media Commentary

The fake war on fake newsSarah Kendzior, The Globe and Mail, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 12:08PM EST

Here’s why Trump’s attacks on ‘fake news’ succeed. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, Friday, February 17th, 2017.

We tracked down a fake-news creator in the suburbs. Here’s what we learned. Laura Sydel, National Public Radio (NPR), November 23, 20163:31 PM ET

The term ‘fake news’ is quickly losing meaning in the Trump eraTabatha Southey, The Globe and Mail, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 11:59AM EST

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Fake News, Libraries and Librarians

“Most middle-school students were able to distinguish advertisements from news stories, but more than 80 percent confused native advertisements with news stories. Native advertisements are designed to look like news stories, but they carry a label that sets them apart, usually “sponsored content.” That wasn’t enough.

There is a great need for more education in the critical-thinking skills that are part of information literacy.”