Study Report: News Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills in the Post-Truth Era
The study report News literacy and critical thinking skills in the post-truth
consists of two main chapters. The first is devoted to the sublimation of theoretical
texts and reflections on the news. It enables the reader to get better acquainted with
the phenomenon of news, fake news, misinformation, algorithms, news sources, ways of
placing and sharing news, understanding news, disinformation channels, etc. The final
part of the first chapter introduces in detail the reader to the so-called term news
literacy, which is in fact a critical understanding of the news. The second chapter at
the beginning gives brief overviews of the state of media and news literacy in the
countries from which the partners come (Latvia, Slovenia, Turkey and Serbia). Afterwards
is presented an analysis of an extensive questionnaire related to new literacy conducted
in these countries is presented. The results of the analysis show to what extent this
type of literacy has been developed and what are the needs of citizens regarding
education in this area.
By reading this study, you will gain a clear insight into the meaning and importance of news literacy in modern society.
News Literacy Training Course
News Literacy Training Course consists of a total of 17 modules grouped into three sections:
- Understanding the news landscape
- Media and journalism
- Thinking critically about news (how to consume news critically)
Each of the modules contains: module description, module structure, guidelines for trainees, educational content, exercises, quiz, references, useful literature and links. The training course is written in English. This is its first version which will be modified according to the knowledge gained during further project implementation. After that, the final version of the course will be translated into the languages of all project partners (Serbian, Turkish, Slovenian and Latvian). The course is designed for everyone who wants to improve their knowledge of news literacy, as well as for educators who want to share knowledge in this area with others. In this regard, it is free to download and use the material.