YALS Summer 2017 Resources: Fighting Fake News: Because We All Deserve the Truth

In the Summer 2017 issue of YALS, (digital edition available now to members & subscribers via the Members Only section of the YALSA website) Hannah E. Spratt and Denise E. Agosto’s article explores fake news and offers resources and activities for helping your teens to recognize and combat fake news. Her article includes references and resources that shouldn’t be missed. The full list of those resources follows:

ALA Public Programs Office.  “News:  Fake news:  A library resources round-up.”  Programming Librarian.  February 23, 2017. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/articles/fake-news-library-round

Alvarez, Barbara. “Public libraries in the age of fake news.” Public Libraries, 55, no.6 (November 2016): 24-27.

Cooke, Nicole.  “Post-truth:  Fake news and a new era of information literacy.”  Online webinar presented by the American Library Association, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/sites/default/files/post_truth_webinar.pdf

Davis, Wynne.  “Fake or real?  How to self-check the news and get the facts.”  NPR. December 5, 2016.  http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/12/05/503581220/fake-or-real-how-to-self-check-the-news-and-get-the-facts

“Evaluating information for accuracy is a skill that is timely – and timeless.”  Libraries Transform, Accessed April 1, 2017.   http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/evaluating-information-accuracy-skill-timely-and-timeless

Gottfried, Jeffrey. and Michael Barthel.  “How millennials’ political news habits differ from those of gen x and baby boomers.”  Pew Research Center.  June 1, 2015.  http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/06/01/political-news-habits-by-generation/

Gottfried, Jeffrey and Elisa Shearer.  “News use across social media platforms.”  Pew Research Center.  May 26, 2016.   http://www.journalism.org/2016/05/26/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2016/

Hobbs, Renee.  “Empowering Learners with Digital and Media Literacy.”  Knowledge Quest 39, no. 5 (May 2011):  12-17. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/docs/KNOW_39_5_EmpoweringLearners.pdf

Jolly, Jihii.  “How to build a healthy news diet.”  Columbia Journalism Review.  June 30, 2014. http://archives.cjr.org/news_literacy/you_are_what_you_read.php

“Media literacy:  A definition and more.”  Center for Media Literacy.  Accessed March 19, 2017.  http://www.medialit.org/media-literacy-definition-and-more

Ohlheiser, Abby.  “This is how Facebook’s fake-news writers make money.” Washington Post, November 18, 2016.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/11/18/this-is-how-the-internets-fake-news-writers-make-money/?utm_term=.43c3d046a1e5.

“‘Post-truth’ declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.”  BBC.  November 16, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37995600#

Pariser, Eli.  “Beware online “filter bubbles.”  TEDtalk. May 2011. https://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles/transcript?language=en

Silverman, Craig.  “Here are 50 of the biggest fake news hits on Facebook from 2016.”  BuzzFeed.  December 30, 2016.  https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/top-fake-news-of-2016?utm_term=.dpomRA11YB#.erVoeVyy5K

“State of America’s libraries 2016” shows service transformation to meet tech demands of library patrons.”  American Library Association.  April 11, 2016. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/04/state-america-s-libraries-2016-shows-service-transformation-meet-tech-demands

Wineburg, Sam & Sarah McGrew. “Evaluating information: The cornerstone of civic online reasoning.” Stanford History Education Group. November 22, 2016. https://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/V3LessonPlans/Executive%20Summary%2011.21.16.pdf

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