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Media Literacy: Digital Basics

Media literacy encompasses the practices that allow people to access, critically evaluate, and create or manipulate media.

How does technology and the digital world affect our reaction to media? How does our access to media affect us?

Digital Basics - click through the tabs within this box & check the resources below the videos for additional context


Find betterFrom ZIP Codes to Paywalls: The internet as a new frontier of inequality - Harvard

The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free - Current Affairs 

Open Peer Review - PLOS

Why I Won’t Review or Write for Elsevier and Other Commercial Scientific Journals - The Wire

                              Director Passionate About Information [video] - The Carter Center 

                              Why Are Gamers So Much Better Than Scientists at Catching Fraud? - The Atlantic 

                              Battling Bad Science [video] - TedTalk 

                              The Publishing Process (PDF infographic) - UNC Press 

                              When is a paper published? - The Research Whisperer 


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Net Neutrality: The Social Justice Issue of Our Time - Public Knowledge 

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