National News Literacy Week

This week (January 27-31, 2020) is National News Literacy Week.  According to the Radio Television News Directors Foundation, “News literacy is the acquisition of 21st-century, critical-thinking skills for analyzing and judging the reliability of news and information, differentiating among facts, opinions and assertions in the media we consume, create and distribute…It is a necessary component for literacy in contemporary society.”

How do you gather and discern news items?   Please take a minute to complete the poll questions below.

Do you feel that it is important to keep up with local, national, and international news?

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What news source do you rely on the most?

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When reading or listening to the news, ALWAYS be a critical thinker and approach every news item with a healthy amount of skepticism. How often do you fact-check items that you read/hear in the news?

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