At the basis of media literacy is critical thinking, as can be seen in an article in The Daily Universe from Brigham Young University journalism student Laura Spilsbury. Spilsbury’s analysis of a Stanford study on students’ media literacy in middle school, high school and college provides more insight into different educators’ methods for increasing media literacy. Each one is working toward a common goal in their own lanes, which is reflective of an education shift throughout all areas of education and shows what any educator can do in their own space!
Sayo Akao is a recent graduate from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As digital communication specialist in the News Co/Lab, Akao is assisting the team to create positive change in news literacy through a variety of different approaches.