The usefulness of a news media literacy measure in evaluating a news literacy curriculum

Adam Maksl, Stephanie Craft, Seth Ashley, Dean Miller

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Abstract

A survey of college students showed those who had taken a news literacy course had significantly higher levels of news media literacy, greater knowledge of current events, and higher motivation to consume news, compared with students who had not taken the course. The effect of taking the course did not diminish over time. Results validate the News Media Literacy Scale and suggest the course is effective in helping equip students to understand and interpret news.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-241
Number of pages14
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Educator
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • College students
  • Media literacy
  • News literacy
  • News media literacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Education

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