Coming from the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings is a detailed paper by James Klurfield and Howard Schneider on their experience infusing news literacy into general university education at Stony Brook University and creating the Center for News Literacy. The birth of social media established a new world in which, “all of us are no longer just news consumers; we are publishers and broadcasters.” Becoming educated news consumers who are aware of what news sources they can trust and share is essential in the world of modern media. To date, the Center for News Literacy has taught more than 10,000 undergraduates across disciplines.
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.