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4 Major Brands and Platforms Addressing Digital Literacy and Fake News in 2020

January 8th, 2020 Tech Erica Perry The majority of marketers realize the issues presented by fake news and “deepfake” techniques in skewing the information we’re exposed to and the implications for determining what is fact from fiction. We face a critical point in our industry where many brands and platforms are facing increased pressure for …

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The Challenge of Teaching News Literacy

Today on the podcast we’re talking about news literacy, and the challenge of teaching students to navigate the relentless flow of information they get through social media and websites and YouTube and … podcasts. What are the stakes of making sure the next generation can sort fact from propaganda or spin? Here’s how a 10th …

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Amira Raises $5 Million to Boost Literacy Through Voice Recognition Product

A digital model of a woman with short dark hair and a green jacket pictured in the corner of the computer screen stops a student mid-sentence. The student has mispronounced the word “stripes” as “strips.” The model, Amira, states a word that rhymes with “stripes” to help the student. “Now you try reading this word,” …

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Media literacy: The need to know on newsroom terminology | Columnists

Newsroom terminology can often be confusing for those outside the industry or unfamiliar with the inner workings of a newspaper. In an effort to focus on media literacy at Iowa State, I’ve compiled some of the most commonly misinterpreted terms during my time at the Daily.  Letter to the editor: A letter to the editor …

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Facebook Commits to Training a Million Business Owners in Digital Literacy by 2020

Looking to get a better understanding of how Facebook works, and how you can use the platform to market your business? You’ll soon have access to even more resources to do so, with Facebook announcing a commitment to train a million US business owners, and “equip more people with the digital skills they need to …

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