Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens

Never before has the need for News Literacy been more urgent.

Course Summary

Why to enroll this course?

This six-week course will help learners develop their critical thinking skills to enable them to better identify reliable information in news reports and to become better informed about the world in which we live.

The course will discuss the key elements of journalism from the viewpoint of the news audience.

Each week will tackle a challenge unique to the digital era: Week 1: The power of information is now in the hands of consumers.

Week 2: What makes journalism different from other types of information?

Week 5: How to apply news literacy concepts in real life.

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