News Literacy Class Slides

801 views

Published on

1 Comment
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Good stuff! Keep up the great work!!!
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
801
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
166
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
1
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

News Literacy Class Slides

  1. 1. INFORMATION LITERACY:THE IMPORTANCE OF EVALUATINGNEWSWillie MillerInformatics & Journalism LibrarianIndiana University-PurdueUniversity Indianapolis
  2. 2. TODAY’S AGENDA Defining Information Literacy Evaluating News Bias News v. Opinion Real World Examples Other Concerns
  3. 3. INFORMATION LITERACYThe set of skills needed tofind, retrieve, analyze, and useinformation effectively.
  4. 4. INFORMATION LITERACYThe set of skills needed tofind, retrieve, analyze, and useinformation effectively.
  5. 5. EVALUATING NEWS“The media tells us what is important and what istrivial by what they take note of and what theyignore, by what is amplified and what is muted oromitted.”Len Masterman, Teaching the Media (1985)
  6. 6. BIASPrejudice in favor of or against onething, person, or group compared withanother, usually in a way considered to be unfairor one-sided.
  7. 7. DETECTING BIAS IN REPORTING Partiality One-sidedness Unbalanced selection or presentation Tendency or inclination that prevents a fair of balanced approach Temperamental or emotional leaning to one side Favoritism that distorts reality Personalized, unreasoned judgment Predisposition or preference (Sloan & Mckay, 2007 p. 6) Subjective languages Subtle insults Questionable quotes
  8. 8. NEWS | VERSUS | OPINIONNews Opinion Informs Based on multipleviewpoints Facts speak forthemselves Objective and impersonal Persuades Based on singularviewpoints Presents informedarguments Subjective and personalSource: newstrust.net
  9. 9. EVEN TRUSTED SOURCES CANPRESENT BIAS VIEWPOINTS INTHE NEWS. ITIS, THEREFORE, IMPORTANT THATYOU ABLE TO DETECT IT.
  10. 10. GROUP ACTIVITYRead news articleDetermine if it has biasIdentify 4 in-text examples to support yourclaimReport to the class on your findings
  11. 11. OTHER CONCERNS Author Publisher Accuracy Publishing Date References
  12. 12. RESOURCESNews Resources Google News Newspaper Source (EBSCO) Newspapers (ProQuest) (click on News and Newspapers) Journalism Research Guide New York Times NPR Fox NewsAlso Factcheck.orgFor APA Help Purdue OWL

×