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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 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 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 How do journalists find the news?

When making the news, journalists have to do a lot of research to find a good story. Social media and the internet have sped up the process, but journalists still have to consider where to find their sources, what questions to ask, and whether or not they can trust their sources. Then, they gather information such as interviews, videos and ...
  • 2020
  • 00:02:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Getting the news right

On June 3, 2019, there was a violent attack on the streets of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. More than 100 people were killed. There were no official records of what happened, but we spoke to a team of BBC journalists who were able to find and verify hundreds of videos filmed on phones, and hold those responsible to account. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:05:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Who decides?

Everything you see, read and hear on the news is based on decisions, because there simply isn't enough space to report everything happening in the world. Have you ever thought about who makes those decisions, and why? What roles do people play in the process – and how much do computer algorithms have to answer for?
  • 2020
  • 00:02:32
  • 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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My World Media Literacy How do journalists earn our trust?

Every day, journalists work hard to maintain the trust of their readers and viewers. The most important way to do this is through accurate reporting and complete transparency. But when reported information is found to be wrong, it is the responsibility of the journalists to update and correct it quickly and be open and transparent. In today’s world, misinformation can ...
  • 2020
  • 00:03:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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News in Review - April 2020 Covid-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions

It's being compared to the largest pandemic in history, the Spanish flu of 1918, which infected a third of the world’s population. Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 is a new strain of flu sweeping the planet, which causes severe respiratory illness. The World Health Organisation has put the global fatality rate for coronavirus as high as 3.4 percent. The outbreak started ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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CBC Kids News Deepfake videos explained

Did he really just say that? Probably not, if what we know about deepfake videos is true. Deepfake videos are videos that make it look like somebody is saying or doing something, when they never actually did. They’re usually made with a kind of artificial intelligence technology that makes it possible to turn a still photograph into a moving avatar. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:04:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

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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News in Review - September 2019 Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference?

As we move towards a federal election this fall, many voters will be influenced by what they read online. And much of that is misinformation, distortion and sadly, fake news. Canada is not immune to election interference. In fact, experts say we're already being targeted. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault seeks out those who have been tracking the threat to find out ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Bernelda Wheeler

Meet Bernelda Wheeler, the "First Lady of Indigenous Broadcasting in Canada". The broadcaster, journalist, actor and activist inspired a generation of Indigenous journalists.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:03:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The National Canadians, politicians targeted by foreign interference, electronic spy agency says

Canadians are vulnerable to foreign interference in this fall's federal election — and the meddling is already underway, according to a new report from the federal electronic spy agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
  • 2019
  • 00:03:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National Political cartoons: Where free speech runs up against poor taste

For the second time in two weeks, a political cartoonist is apologizing for his depiction of former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in newspaper commentary on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. So, in an arena where free speech runs up against poor taste, is there a line? And if so, who defines it?
  • 2019
  • 00:02:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National Can a law really stop fake news?

India, the world's biggest democracy, heads to the polls in just a few months. It's a country where fake news has actually killed people, something the government is looking to stop by making the dissemination of fake news against the law. But can a law actually stop fake news?
  • 2019
  • 00:02:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National Diversity in film now extending to critics

CBC News looks at how the Toronto International Film Festival is helping more diverse movie reviewers in the spotlight this year.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

News in Review - December 2018 Certain Death: A Mexican Journalist Fights Deportation

When Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto fled his home country with his son back in 2008 he thought his ordeal was over. Mexico is known to have one of the highest murder rates of reporters in the world – just behind war zones like Syria and Afghanistan. Journalists are killed there at a rate of about one per month, according ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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The National Tracking bots in the lead-up to the U.S. midterms

Various sites, apps and dashboards have been created to track everything from fake accounts to hashtag hijacking in the lead-up to the U.S. midterms. In this dispatch from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Steven D'Souza looks at the role social media and fake news will play in this November’s elections, and meets the people being tasked with tackling the problem.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The National Brexit and U.S. political strategies creep into Canada

Brexit and U.S. political strategies are creeping into Canada via micro-targeting, which delivers tailored messages to specific people who are inclined to react.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

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

News in Review - March 2018 Trump vs. the Media: The War on Journalism

US President Donald Trump has declared a war on mainstream media. His repeated allegations of "fake news" is undermining the credibility of the fourth estate. As a result, journalists say the integrity of their work is more important now than ever. We take a look at how the media is responding to this war on journalism.
  • 2018
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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