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Podcast: NAMLE’s Michelle Ciulla Lipkin on media literacy as antidote to ‘fake news’

Fake news is in the news but it’s more a symptom of a common tendency to believe things that aren’t necessarily 100% true. And, as Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director of the National Association of Media Literacy Education told Larry Magid, it’s not always black and white.  Still, many people aren’t fully aware of how to vet the news and information before them and can be prone to repeating or sharing “facts” that aren’t necessarily factual.  Rather then dealing strictly with the symptom NAMLE focuses on the root cause by promoting media literacy education in the schools and in our communities. And that, along with fake news, is the subject of this podcast.

Here’s the full 30 minute interview