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FYS 100: Making Sense of Media

Supplemental material to FYS information literacy session

Increasing Your Information Literacy

Check out this series of helpful, short videos that demonstrate how to find the BEST information on the internet, not just the most convenient information.

Video 1

introduces the topic of media literacy and reveals the surprising results of a study where people struggled to tell a reliable source from an unreliable one. 


In Video 2,

we learn a couple of quick and easy secrets to success in evaluating online news sources.


Brief Video 3

covers how to find original news rather than accepting secondhand reports.


Finally, Video 4

encourages us to use our personal libraries of sources to find trustworthy reporting of stories.