Library 2.017: “Digital Literacy + Fake News” Mini-Conference | June 1, 2017

Bonus Resource Pack - a work in progress kept at

Conference Network:

Conference Registration (free):
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From Bryan Alexander:

Event Summary: What fake news is doing to digital literacy

Digital Literacy > An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief

Syllabus: Social Media Literacies, Instructor: Howard Rheingold, Stanford Winter Quarter 2013

From Doug Belshaw:

See post at

1. My own work
The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (book, pay what you want/can)
The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (video, TEDx Warwick)
A Brief History of Web Literacy and its Future Potential (blog post, DML Central)
Curate or Be Curated: Why Our Information Environment is Crucial to a Flourishing Democracy, Civil Society (blog post, DML Central)
Reclaiming the Web for the Next Generation (blog post, DML Central)
Digital Literacy, Identity and a Domain of One’s Own (blog post, DML Central)
What does it mean to be a digitally literate school leader? (blog post,
Can digital literacy be deconstructed into learnable units? (blog post,
Digital Literacy is about power (blog post,
Digital literacies have a civic element (blog post,
2. Other links/resources
Everything is Broken (blog post, Quinn Norton, The Message)
Facebook’s Secret Mood Experiment and the Challenges of Living Online (blog post, Ian O'Byrne)
Digital literacy and democracy (blog post, Helen Beetham)
How to Increase Our Digital Literacy Literacy (blog post, Bonnie Stachowiak, Teaching in Higher Ed)
Yes, Digital Literacy. But Which One? (blog post, Mike Caulfield)
‘Fake news’: the best thing that’s happened to journalism (blog post, Charlie Beckett, LSE Polis)
Did Media Literacy Backfire? (blog post, danah boyd, Data & Society: Points)
According to Snopes, Fake News Is Not the Problem (blog post, Jessi Hempel, Backchannel)
Bots aren’t spreading fake news on Facebook; humans are (blog post, Joon Ian Wong, Quartz)
Is ‘fake news’ a fake problem? (Jacob L. Nelson, Columbia Journalism Review)

From Lisa Hinchliffe:


This blog post has gotten more readers than anything else on my blog and relates to information literacy - - but it's very "inside baseball" for the academic library community as we worked through a major policy change in ACRL.

This is a more scholarly-ish piece from 2006 and not so much on the digital literacy/fake news angle but on how newspapers are a resource for teaching global perspectives and developing media literacy - "Digital News: Key to Global Literacy and Information Literacy Education (

Finally, this editorial I wrote also brings in the idea of mindset - which is part of (to me) what we need to inculcate in students - Information Literacy as a Way of Life (

As to other links, I think this report is incredibly important and useful - also with a May 2017 publication date ... contemporary: Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online (

Also: Digital Polarization Initiative (, which is lead by Michael Caulfield (and his personal blog is a gold mine of reflective essays as well as teaching ideas - - including this insightful critique of methods that libraries use to teach information evaluation - and this great book for students on web literacy/fact checking:

From Mnar Muhawesh:

‘Fake News’ Isn’t New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda


From Sarah FitzHenry:

We created a teaching kit that we want to share and get feedback on as a companion to our article, Supremo’s Cause Tidal Waves—True or False? Our news literacy program challenges fourth graders to find out (School Library Journal).

Teaching Kit @

From Kristin Fontichiaro:

From Mark Ray:

Truthiness: Seattle Op/Ed

RU a Curator?

Feedback: Creating Digital Citizens

Future Ready Librarians

Digital Citizenship: The Next Big Legislative Trend?

From Frank Baker (cancelled session): (The Media Literacy Clearinghouse) (Fake News Remedy Recommendations)

From Shannon Steimel:

From Joyce Valenza:

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world |

From Melda Yildiz:

Yildiz, M.N. (2016). Media binds or blinds? Deconstructing myths and misconceptions in global media education. J. Singh, P. Kerr & E. Hamburger. (Ed.) MILID 2016 Yearbook: Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Retrieved from


Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News

The Media Frames Corpus: Annotations of Frames Across Issues

Project Censored

Project Censored in the Classroom

Censorship Guide for Teachers

Independent News Links

Action Coalition for Media Education

Challenging Big Media News and Censorship

Questioning Media - Ten Basic Principles of Media Literacy Education

Our 21st Century Media Culture: Eight Shifts Michelle Luhtala


Pathology of a Fake News Story


Is Fake News a Machine Learning Problem?

TED and TEDx Videos

How to choose your news | Damon Brown | TED-Ed

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada 

How to defend yourself against misleading statistics in the news | Sanne Blauw | TEDxMaastricht 

Why most news stories aren't true stories | Sarah Smarsh | TEDxTopeka 

Fixing the News | Coleen Christie | TEDxVancouver 

Creating critical thinkers through media literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED 

Literacy is not enough: Kushal Chakrabarti at TEDxBrussels 

Finding truth in a post-truth world | Elliot Higgins | TEDxAmsterdam

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