The Only Solution to Fake News: Education for All

The Only Solution to Fake News: Education for All


Ed Madison

University of Oregon

Esther Wojcicki

Journalistic Learning Initiative

Your mother shared a fake news story. Your students cited “alternative facts.” There’s only one thing to do: implement news and media literacy education. In this session, education experts discuss why a system-wide change is needed to support informed, effective news consumers, and the characteristics of effective responses. Case studies of successful education programs will prepare participants to empower all participants in the news media cycle, from students to seniors.

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Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced