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Media Literacy

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Bias and the News

Have you talked about Bias in some of your classes? If so, what were those conversations like?

How Reliable is Your News Source? Understanding Media Bias 2022 | MyLO

Information Literacy Framework

 

  1. Authority is Constructed and Contextual
    • Authority is constructed in that various communities may recognize different types of authority. It is contextual in that the information need may help to determine the level of authority required.
  2. Information Creation is a process
    • Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method. 
  3. Scholarship as Conversation
    • Communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals engage in sustained discourse with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of varied perspectives and interpretations.
  4. Research as inquiry
    • Research is a repetitive process and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field.
  5. Searching as Strategic Exploration
    • Searching for information is often nonlinear, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops.
  6. information has Value
    • Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world.

Journalism Code of Ethics