Summing up Lesson 1

You've come to the end of Lesson 1 - What is News Literacy and Why Does it Matter?

Here's an overview of what we covered. 

  • In the Information Age, You the consumer are in charge of determining what is reliable and what is not.
  • News Literacy is defined as the ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports, whether they come via print, television, radio or internet.
  • We've experienced a number of revolutions in communication, most of which have had to do with the speed at which we can spread information.
  • There are three major challenges for consumers in today's world: Information Overload, The Blurring of the Lines, and Overcoming Our own Bias.