6: Patricia Brooks - Media Literacy

Survive Everyday

Apr 29 2022 • 1 hr 19 mins

Media Literacy is the ability to:

  • Decode media messages (including the systems in which they exist).
  • Assess the influence of those messages on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • Create media thoughtfully and conscientiously.

By understanding the media you can learn how to get information from it to help you understand the world around you. Propaganda if often thought of as something used for nefarious reasons, but propaganda can be used for good. Propaganda is just media coming form a biased source for a biased reason. This podcast could be considered propaganda because I have an agenda, I want to redefine how you think of preparedness.

Patricia Brooks helps us dive in and understand media and how the plumbing works.

General organizations

National Association for Media Literacy Education:

Center for Media Literacy:

Pew Research Center:

News Literacy Project:

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood:  (I worked there in 2005)

Key Questions: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How? (Wow or Whoa)

Dissecting the news

Journalism and Truth:

Scope of Problem

Data collected by nonprofit News Literacy Project found 55 percent of students were not even moderately confident in their ability to recognize false information online.


Edelman Trust Barometer:

What are the types of disinformation and misinformation?

Propaganda dictionary definition: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.





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