Media Literacy In An Age Of Media Profusion

Nov 30, 2016

The election season of 2016 served up surprises by the truckload. 

Are you sure what you're reading is true?
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One of them was the realization that mass media is not so mass anymore... each of us has our own choices in media, and the choices often give plenty of opinion with facts. 

Which brings up another point: how do you KNOW when you're getting facts?  Bogus news stories on pop-up media gained traction in an already fragmented media world. 

These are issues that come up in the teaching of Andrew Gay and Precious Yamaguchi at Southern Oregon University, where Ebbi "Mohammad" Zamani is a student. 

They join us for a discussion of media literacy in a world with exploding media choices.   
 

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