What is News Literacy and Why Does it Matter for Students?

Lesson objectives: 

  • Identify the 4 main challenges of our new information age in the context of news literacy. 


Stony Brook University Journalism Professor Steven Reiner introduces the News Literacy course, and its importance.

Guiding Questions:

  • How do the challenges for the news consumer relate to your own life?
  • Have you had occassions where you have seen or read information that may have been questionable? What questions did you ask after you read/saw/watched it?
  • Why is News Literacy important?
  • Where do you get your news from?