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My World Media Literacy My World Media Literacy: Professional Development Introduction

Are your students ready to embark on a media literacy journey? The My World media literacy program, brought to you by the BBC, is the perfect tool to teach students about the importance of being a responsible consumer of news, and promises to provide a measurable impact to your students learning decision-making and overall ability to form their own opinions. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:04:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy What is news?

With so much talk of fake news, why is it important to have real, trustworthy news sources? In this video, Radzi goes behind the scenes at the BBC to show how the news is made and how journalists work.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Different perspectives

Journalists are responsible for showing a whole range of opinions, so that people have reliable information to help them decide what to think for themselves. President Putin's rule of Russia is something that divides public opinion. This video shows how journalists include different points of view, providing background and context to reflect the full story.
  • 2020
  • 00:04:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Who's your source?

When journalists begin researching a news story they rely on many different types of sources, such as articles, historical documents, news reports and people. Each of these sources must be trustworthy, and when interviewing people, journalist must look through the lens of understanding motivation and whether the person can be a trustworthy source. This video will show how BBC journalists ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Where do you find your news?

News can be gathered and consumed from so many different places – online, newspapers, radio, TV.  Whatever your preference, you need to take into account whether you can trust the source. This video will provide tips that you can use to find news from trustworthy news sources.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy What about social media?

Social media is such a powerful source for today’s news. This video talks about social media, explores how to determine when it's ok to share news, and what makes a story go viral. Host Radzi will also take viewers through a technical exercise of how to spot deep fake news.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Why does the news keep changing?

Developing news stories happen when news stories grow and change over time. It is important to report on new facts or themes when they emerge. The 2019 wildfires in Australia provide the backdrop for this video, as we follow the news reports of the devastation and uncover the different sources reported on how the fires started.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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News in Review - December 2019 Disinformation: Chasing Down the Online Lies

Fake news, also called disinformation or misinformation, is a term we hear over and over again. But what is fake news, exactly, and how can we spot it? Disinformation usually appears on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter or may be sent via messaging apps. But misleading information or so called "fake news" often unravels with a little digging. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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The National Researching the spread of fake news and its impact

Researching the spread of fake news and its impact was the focus of a new report from MIT researchers on how rumours can spread faster and farther than the truth. Perhaps one of the more surprising findings is the suggestion that humans are a bigger issue in the spread of fake news than the bots that often get blamed.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/28/2018

The Investigators After Quebec mosque attack, a look at the challenges of breaking news

The Quebec City mosque shooting is raising questions about how journalists report breaking news. Host Diana Swain speaks with an investigative reporter who covered that story.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

News in Review - January 2017 Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

When a man walked into a New York pizza parlour in December 2016 with an assault rifle and said he was checking out the story that there was a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement, run by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the world took notice. It was a fake news story called "Pizzagate," planted online, that went viral. Now ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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