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MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload — the latest

We’re in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us — all of us —

Posted in Education, MOOC

A MOOC for Media Literacy

Some news: We’re launching a MOOC — a massive open online course — on news and media literacy. The course (here’s the registration page) will be based on an online course I currently teach at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

Posted in Education, MOOC

My class post on what I read (watch, etc.)

NOTE: For a digital media literacy class I’m teaching, I’ve asked students to do this assignment: Write a blog post of 300-500 words about the media you follow every day. By “follow” I mean, for example, what you read / listen

Posted in Digital Media Literacy Class, Education, Media Literacy

My Media Habits: One Day

I’m teaching a media literacy course in Arizona State University’s online program, and one of my assignments has been to ask students to keep a detailed record of their media use — consuming and producing, but an emphasis on the

Posted in Education


I’m at the World Journalism Education Congress in Mechelen, Belgium, where I’m going to be heading a roundtable on citizen journalism and participating in a panel on media literacy. Hundreds of folks from around the world are here. It’s the

Posted in Education

NY Times Offers Multimedia Reporting Lesson Plan Using Current Events

The New York Times is offering an excellent lesson plan for multimedia journalism based on its Libya coverage.  News organizations should lead the way in 21st Century media literacy. This is a good example of how it can be done.

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IdeasProject: What Can We Each Do to Get Reliable Information?

Here’s a question I hope you’ll take a crack at answering, and not just because you might win a phone if you come up with the best answer: What single thing can each of us do to to assure that

Posted in Education, Media Literacy, Techniques

Is This What They’re Studying to Do?

Interesting juxtaposition on the Wall Street Journal homepage a minute ago:

Posted in Education, Random

Teach Journalists (and Students) and Business

(Here’s another excerpt from my upcoming book.) Throughout my print-journalism career, I worked hard to stay at the edges of organization charts—the lower edges. I had opportunities to run several publications, but in the end I decided that my best

Posted in Education, Media Business

The Future of Journalism Education

Next week I’ll be attending a one-day conference at the Paley Center for Media in New York. The center and the Carnegie Corp. are asking what the future of journalism education should be — who should do it, how it

Posted in Education, Media Literacy

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