From Facing History and Ourselves, this is a lesson that explores the ways in which biases affect news and information—how news is created and reported (by journalists and others) and how we interpret it.
From Facing History and Ourselves, a lesson on reviewing news accounts about the killing of Michael Brown from the initial days following the shooting to get a sense of the ways that complex stories unfold over time.
A six-week Coursera MOOC focused on helping learners develop their critical thinking skills to enable them to better identify reliable information in news reports and to become better informed about the world in which we live. The course will discuss the key elements of journalism from the viewpoint of the news audience.
Cat Park is a game about disinformation. You have recently moved to a new city, and you receive a mysterious message to join a group campaigning against a new park...for cats. Your job is to turn the public against the park using common disinformation techniques. Lesson plan available, too.
Troll Factory shows you first-hand how information operations work on social media. The goal of the game is to illustrate how fake news, emotive content and bot armies are utilized to affect moods, opinions and decision-making.
Note: Access to Ad Fontes Campus Pro is available through 3/31/24.
Ad Fontes Campus Pro includes access to both an interactive and static Media Bias Chart that rates various media sources on political bias and reliability. To download data as a CSV file, please email email@example.com.