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Sources for Instructors

General Resources on Media, Information Literacy, and Misinformation

Flanagin, Andrew J., and Miriam Metzger. “Digital Media and Youth: Unparalleled Opportunity and Unprecedented Responsibility.” The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning, 2008, pp. 5–28,

Najmabadi, Shannon. “Information Literacy.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 Feb. 2017,

Pavlounis, D., et al. “The Digital Media Literacy Gap: How to Build Widespread Resilience to False and Misleading Information Using Evidence-Based Classroom Tools.” CIVIX Canada, vol. November, 2021,

Sperry, Chris, and Cyndy Scheibe. “Rx for an Infodemic: Media Decoding, COVID-19 and Online Teaching.” Social Education, vol. 84, no. 3, 2020, pp. 152–58,

Wayland-Smith, Ellen. “Commentary: Where Do Students Learn About Fake News? In Freshman Comp.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 Feb. 2017,

Wineburg, Sam, et al. “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning.” Stanford History Education Group, 2016. Stanford Digital Repository,

Ziv, Nadiv, and Emma Bene. “Preparing College Students for a Digital Age: A Survey of Instructional Approaches to Spotting Misinformation.” Stanford History Education Group, 2021. Stanford Digital Repository,


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