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Media Literacy

By Benjamin Herold — February 27, 2018 1 min read

Some interventions designed to teach students to be more savvy about consuming media show promise—but the fragmenting media landscape is a far bigger problem than students alone can address, no matter how well-educated they are, argues a new report from the New York City think tank Data & Society.

Among the issues raised: the need to better understand the modern media environment, which is heavily driven by algorithm-based personalization on social-media platforms, and the need to be more systematic about evaluating the impact of various media-literacy strategies and interventions.

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A version of this article appeared in the February 28, 2018 edition of Education Week as Media Literacy

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