If I had to quibble about one thing in this article, it would be the fact that a lot of the very first accounts of events on the ground came from Black Twitter, and Black Twitter amplified the issue.
Being media literate means understanding why having such knowledge is important. Here, Patricia Aufderheide outlines 8 key principles in media literacy.
How well do you understand what it means to be media literate?
Dan Gillmor is singing my song here, so I will likely be quoting from this book quite a bit. It’s the text we are using for MCO 494 Special Topics: Digital Media Literacy, and Dan is the instructor for the course.