Journalist John Dyer questions if the difficult skill of news literacy can be taught long term on a broad scale in an article from the Nieman Reports, which features a quote from News Co/Lab founder Eric Newton. Dyer raises the issue of cognitive bias and just how much pure emotion and fixed points of view play into personal biases. With a reality so daunting to some, Dyer highlights how mindfulness, consistency and footnotes could possibly be the changes we all need. Take a look at an interesting viewpoint on tackling media literacy!
Sayo Akao is a senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As a student worker in the News Co/Lab, Akao is assisting the team to create positive change in news literacy through a variety of different approaches.