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Exploring Echo-Systems: How Algorithms Shape Immersive Media Environments, James N. Cohen 2018 Molloy College

Exploring Echo-Systems: How Algorithms Shape Immersive Media Environments, James N. Cohen

James Cohen

In the lead up to the 2016 election, fake news often “outperformed” actual news in users’ social media feeds (Silverman, 2016). This paper attempts to analyze the process in which fake news proliferates social networking sites and presents a method of understanding and articulating ways in which personalized feeds are shaped by algorithm-based user feedback. The algorithm systems are embedded programs that analyze past user data and search history in combination with other users’ searches and history to calculate digital outcomes, anticipate possible recommendations, and present consumers with feeds that represent their own unique immersive media environments.

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Spartan Daily, November 28, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, November 28, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 151, Issue 40


Using Virtual Exchange To Advance Media Literacy Competencies Through Analysis Of Contemporary Propaganda, Renee Hobbs, Christian Seyferth-Zapf, Silke Grafe 2018 University of Rhode Island, Kingston

Using Virtual Exchange To Advance Media Literacy Competencies Through Analysis Of Contemporary Propaganda, Renee Hobbs, Christian Seyferth-Zapf, Silke Grafe

Journal of Media Literacy Education

With the rise of so-called fake news as a global phenomenon, interest in propaganda analysis has advanced along with the recognition of the fundamentally social process of interpretation. In this essay, we explore the use of cross-national dialogue among German and American undergraduate students who are seeking to better understand how media messages are interpreted and how they inform and guide the civic actions of citizens. We describe and analyze five lessons that used a virtual exchange using a variety of digital media platforms, texts and technologies to support the cross-national study of contemporary propaganda. We observed that cross-national dialogue ...


Exploring Echo-Systems: How Algorithms Shape Immersive Media Environments, James N. Cohen 2018 Molloy College

Exploring Echo-Systems: How Algorithms Shape Immersive Media Environments, James N. Cohen

Journal of Media Literacy Education

In the lead up to the 2016 election, fake news often “outperformed” actual news in users’ social media feeds (Silverman, 2016). This paper attempts to analyze the process in which fake news proliferates social networking sites and presents a method of understanding and articulating ways in which personalized feeds are shaped by algorithm-based user feedback. The algorithm systems are embedded programs that analyze past user data and search history in combination with other users’ searches and history to calculate digital outcomes, anticipate possible recommendations, and present consumers with feeds that represent their own unique immersive media environments.

As of August ...


Both Facts And Feelings: Emotion And News Literacy, Susan Currie Sivek 2018 Linfield College

Both Facts And Feelings: Emotion And News Literacy, Susan Currie Sivek

Journal of Media Literacy Education

News literacy education has long focused on the significance of facts, sourcing, and verifiability. While these are critical aspects of news, rapidly developing emotion analytics technologies intended to respond to and even alter digital news audiences’ emotions also demand that we pay greater attention to the role of emotion in news consumption. This essay explores the role of emotion in the “fake news” phenomenon and the implementation of emotion analytics tools in news distribution. I examine the function of emotion in news consumption and the current status of emotion within existing news literacy training programs. Finally, I offer suggestions for ...


Fake Or Visual Trickery? Understanding The Quantitative Visual Rhetoric In The News, Rohit Mehta, Lynette DeAun Guzmán 2018 California State University, Fresno

Fake Or Visual Trickery? Understanding The Quantitative Visual Rhetoric In The News, Rohit Mehta, Lynette Deaun Guzmán

Journal of Media Literacy Education

In online and video/television spaces, news media discourses incorporate multimodal design as a discursive move capable of steering meaning toward desirable implications. Around the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, while polarized news outlets made their positionality on the candidates obvious, more neutral or central news outlets revealed their preferences through subtle multimodal design choices. One of these design choices is using a quantitative visual rhetoric: persuasive multimodal moves that draw on quantification through visual, spatial, and textual manipulation—involving the choice of data representation, visual images, and illustrations, (im)balance between numeric and alphabetic texts, and general quantitative narrative ...


Winning The War On State-Sponsored Propaganda: Results From An Impact Study Of A Ukrainian News Media And Information Literacy Program, Erin Murrock, Joy Amulya, Mehri Druckman, Tetiana Liubyva 2018 IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board)

Winning The War On State-Sponsored Propaganda: Results From An Impact Study Of A Ukrainian News Media And Information Literacy Program, Erin Murrock, Joy Amulya, Mehri Druckman, Tetiana Liubyva

Journal of Media Literacy Education

From 2015-2016, IREX implemented a media literacy training program called Learn to Discern (L2D) that trained Ukrainian citizens to critically analyze news media messages and identify misinformation. In 2017, IREX conducted a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of news literacy skills, knowledge, and behavior using a stratified random sample of L2D participants and non-participants (n=412). The groups were matched for gender, age, region and education levels. A news literacy assessment was administered to both groups via an online survey. The assessment required participants to analyze an objective news article and a disinformation-based news article; demonstrate knowledge of the news media environment ...


Civic Media Literacy In A Transmedia World: Balancing Personal Experience, Factual Accuracy And Emotional Appeal As Media Consumers And Circulators, Ellen Middaugh 2018 San Jose State University

Civic Media Literacy In A Transmedia World: Balancing Personal Experience, Factual Accuracy And Emotional Appeal As Media Consumers And Circulators, Ellen Middaugh

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Amid growing concerns over the role of “fake news” in civic and political life, efforts to understand how to best prepare youth to evaluate and reason about online sources have gained a sense of urgency. However, less attention has been paid to how such skills are used in the context of the broader array of information behavior that is typical of civic and political participation today—particularly in the circulation of information. Through thematic analysis of interviews and think aloud tasks with n=24 urban high school students reasoning through the processes of search, credibility analysis and circulating information for ...


Media Literacy And Climate Change In A Post-Truth Society, James S. Damico, Mark Baildon, Alexandra Panos 2018 Indiana University

Media Literacy And Climate Change In A Post-Truth Society, James S. Damico, Mark Baildon, Alexandra Panos

Journal of Media Literacy Education

In this article we draw from ecolingusitics (Stibbe, 2015) and a civic media literacy framework (Author, in press; Masyada & Washington, 2016) to consider what happened when three pairs of preservice teachers with different academic backgrounds and climate change beliefs jointly evaluated the reliability of two media sources that make opposing arguments about climate change. An ecolinguistics perspective attends to the environmental impact of the “stories-we-live-by” (Stibbe, 2015) and a civic media literacy lens highlights the centrality of dialogue and deliberation along with critical reading when evaluating the reliability of information sources about complex socioscientific topics like climate change. Our findings ...


Media Literacy, Democracy, And The Challenge Of Fake News, Lance E. Mason, Dan Krutka, Jeremy Stoddard 2018 Indiana University Kokomo

Media Literacy, Democracy, And The Challenge Of Fake News, Lance E. Mason, Dan Krutka, Jeremy Stoddard

Journal of Media Literacy Education

In this essay, the authors offer a context for discussions about fake news, democracy, and considerations for media literacy education. Drawing on media ecology and critical media studies, they highlight the longer history of fake news and how this concept cannot be separated from the media technologies in which cultures grow. They discuss current iterations of this phenomenon alongside the effects of social media and offer a preview of the special issue.


The Prospector, November 27, 2018, UTEP Student Publications 2018 University of Texas at El Paso

The Prospector, November 27, 2018, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Winterfest in El Paso


Spartan Daily, November 27, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, November 27, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 151, Issue 39


Spartan Daily, November 20, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, November 20, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 151, Issue 38


The Guardian, Week Of November 19, 2018, Wright State University Student Body 2018 Wright State University

The Guardian, Week Of November 19, 2018, Wright State University Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

News articles from The Guardian for the week of November 19, 2018. The Guardian is the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. It has been published regularly since March of 1965.


Prospectus, November 15. 2018, Parkland College, Ayla McDonald, Ashley House, Paul Benson, Savannah Weishaar, Emma Fleming, Morgan Parrish 2018 Parkland College

Prospectus, November 15. 2018, Parkland College, Ayla Mcdonald, Ashley House, Paul Benson, Savannah Weishaar, Emma Fleming, Morgan Parrish

Prospectus 2018

From Isolation to Academia: The educational journey of a home-schooled student; Humans of Parkland (Joseph Omo-Osagie); Stay Tuned for Radio Dramas on WPCD; Fight Hunber and Feed Hope; Peer Tutors' new CRLA Certification; Humane Society: Bios of 5 Pets up for Adoption; Letters to the editor;


Friends Of The Libraries Newsletter, Fall 2018, Friends of the Libraries 2018 Wright State University

Friends Of The Libraries Newsletter, Fall 2018, Friends Of The Libraries

Friends of the Libraries Newsletter

A twenty-seven page newsletter that details news of the Friends of the Libraries group including the winners of the Library Student Assistant Awards, a new member joining the Friends group, Photo Contest winners, Wright Brothers' propeller restoration, and more


Spartan Daily, November 15, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, November 15, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 151, Issue 37


Spartan Daily, November 14, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, November 14, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 151, Issue 36


The Guardian, Week Of November 12, 2018, Wright State University Student Body 2018 Wright State University

The Guardian, Week Of November 12, 2018, Wright State University Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

News articles from The Guardian for the week of November 12, 2018. The Guardian is the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. It has been published regularly since March of 1965.


Prospectus, November 8, 2018, Parkland College, Paul Benson, Emma Fleming, Ashley House, Savannah Weishaar 2018 Parkland College

Prospectus, November 8, 2018, Parkland College, Paul Benson, Emma Fleming, Ashley House, Savannah Weishaar

Prospectus 2018

Parkland's 10th Annual Pennies for Pumpkins!; Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Opening Night; Parkland Soccer Team Suffers Defeat in Semifinals; Nunamaker, Sasaki Named Parkland Athletes of the Month;


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