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Media Literacy - COMM 120

Media Literacy: Definitions

According to Illinois Public Act 102-055 from September 2021, media literacy means the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and communicate using a variety of objective forms, including, but not limited to, print, visual, audio, interactive, and digital texts.

In her 2010 white paper called Digital and media literacy: A plan of action, Professor Rene Hobbs described media literacy as the ability to Access, analyze and evaluate, create, reflect and act.
Access: Make responsible choices and access information by locating and sharing materials and comprehending information and ideas.
Analyze & evaluate: messages in a variety of forms by identifying the author, purpose and point of view, and evaluating the quality and credibility of the content
Create: content in a variety of forms, making use of language, images, sound, and new digital tools and technologies

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Media Literacy Videos

Introduction to Media Literacy. Feb 27, 2018

Creating critical thinkers through media literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED. Feb 19, 2013.

How to Read Science News. Dec 19, 2013.

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms. Sep 4, 2017.

Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Misinformation. Apr 1, 2020