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News Literacy

In Demand: News Literacy

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shawn Healy

News literacy is "distinguishing--and appreciating--excellence." It requires confronting consumers' cynicism about media, where only a fifth of Americans believe "most or all" reporting.

Media Literacy 101: Power to the People

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

We call our children digital natives. But a digital generation is made, not born. Children must learn not just how to surf, link, load and click, but how to ask, judge and think to understand our world.

The Responsibilities of Citizenship: A Bundle of Literacies

Charlie Firestone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Firestone

Literacy today is not simply learning to read. There are additional literacies -- abilities to understand and operate -- in 21st century America.