We need a renaissance of thought leadership, advocacy, and investment in building critical thinking skills and especially critical information consumption skills. Emerging initiatives for building information literacy skills show promise but remain paltry and sporadic.
Deadline for registration is Feb. 14.
Registration is free.
A very limited number of travel bursaries will be available.
The IPI reporting project Contending with “Fake News” explores the dynamic around the “fake news” debate in five EU countries and profiles five initiatives that have adopted innovative solutions to addressing disinformation and building trust in fact-based journalism.
This report by Nic Newman, published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, looks ahead at the trends in media and technology that will shape the news industry in 2018.
Czech journalists believe media education is increasingly important in an era of fake news. Media education is already part of the country’s school curriculum and many journalists work with schools to develop students’ understanding of the news process.
After last year’s “post-truth”, “fake news” is the term of the year.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation and set up a High-Level Expert Group representing academics, online platforms, news media and civil society organisations.
ECSM is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes place each October across Europe. The aim is to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and organizations; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices.
Sarajevo hosted a conference Media Meets Literacy in late September, the event which gathered 250 participants, including well-known international media literacy experts. We talked with Joanna Krawczyk of Evens Foundation, the organizer of the conference.