Misinformation, biased news, and social media have badly distorted public discourse. While teaching journalistic skills like fact-checking is useful, students also need to learn how to reckon with ambiguity, develop nuanced arguments, and analyze other viewpoints. True media literacy depends on critical thinking. This panel will discuss current research on teaching critical thinking, how these skills can be applied to media analysis, and how to support teachers’ critical thinking instruction.
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