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Free News Literacy Mini-Lesson

This is a guest post by Laura Ehrke, MLA. Laura teaches several courses at Harper CE, including the News Panel Club.

The abundance of news outlets can be dizzying at the best of times. With the 24/7 coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, it may seem overwhelming. The Center for News Literacy, Stony Brook University School of Journalism, provided a helpful presentation for you to sort through the tsunami of information. Included in the presentation ( click here to download the slides) are several online resources to assist you:

Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers by Michael A. Caufield

Fact-checking sites

Reverse image searches

Health websites with information on coronavirus

Stay safe, well and well-informed.

Visit our Lifelong Learning Institute’s home page: harpercollege.edu/lli

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