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Media Literacy: Making Sense of Media

Making Sense of media can be hard! Here's some help.

Media literacy is the ability to use critical ­thinking skills to determine the credibility of news media reports in traditional forms like print and television, as well as newer formats, like web sites and social media. Olympic College libraries has created this guide to help you figure out who you should trust and why.

In this guide you will find information about:magnifying glass held over a globe

Fact Checking Rules of Thumb

Misinformation 

Bias  

Fact Checking Resources

Resources for Instructors

Media Literacy Series from Crash Course

A video introduction to the history, biology, financial elements of of media literacy. After a short introduction, each video is about 10 minutes long. 

 

Media Literacy Games- Check your skills!