Journalism professor, assistant dean, and graduate program director Paul Mihailidis contributed to a Scientific American piece examining the prevalence of disinformation among children, and how to combat it through media literacy education. Mihailidis is also the principal investigator of the National Association for Media Literacy Education’s Mapping Impactful Media Literacy Practices initiative.
Mihailidis discovered the following after speaking with the leaders of organizations belonging to the National Media Literacy Alliance:
We are finding, repeatedly, that many of the ways in which they support schools and teachers—resources, guidelines, best practices, etcetera—are not studied in much of a rigorous fashion.
Read the article. It was also published in a condensed version by Harvard’s NiemanLab.