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Canadian Encyclopedia: Journalism
What is journalism? Learn more about the history of Canadian journalism and the ideals of the profession. This article also addresses the impact of technology, multimedia and Journalism 2.0.
Canadian Encyclopedia: News Agencies
What are news agencies and how do they contribute to the news we get on TV, in newspapers and online? This article explains how news agencies contribute to our news feeds.
Crash Course: Media Literacy
The Crash Course YouTube channel has a playlist for their series about media literacy. There is a quick preview video plus twelve videos that address various topics related to media literacy.
Fake News Generator: Who starts viral misinformation?
Conspiracy theories and speculation about coronavirus have flooded social media. But who starts these rumours? And who spreads them? Learn from a disinformation reporter with the BBC.
How media literacy can help students discern fake news
This 7 minute video from PBS describes efforts by educators and media literacy advocates to help students tell fact from media fiction. (American-based content)
MediaSmarts: Digital & Media Literacy Fundamentals
This is an extensive (Canadian) resource that offers explanations of digital and media literacy fundamentals, as well as how these two concepts intersect.
MediaSmarts: Making Your Voice Heard
Making Your Voice Heard: A Media Toolkit for Youth is designed to help young people understand how the news industry works (different roles), why youth stereotyping happens and how they can access media to get positive youth voices and stories heard.
MediaSmarts: Media Literacy 101
Media Smarts has developed these "media minute" videos for use by educators. Each video discusses a specific topic in media literacy and includes a lesson plan (linked just below the video).
What is Media Literacy?
This page from the Media Literacy Now website has an explanation of media literacy with a short animated video. There is a second video that has high school students describing why media literacy is important to them.
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