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RHE 398T Help Materials

These pages support instructors of RHE 306 and RHE 309 to teach information and digital literacy skills.

Students and the media

Media literacy

Media illiteracy is a threat to our democracy.

Teach students what journalism is - that it is a profession and a craft, taught here at UT, that has ethics and standards. 

Resist the politicization of the media and emphasize the role of the fourth estate in a democracy. 

Encourage students to think of themselves as media creators - when they tweet or retweet, post or like. 

Following the news via Twitter or other social media outlets can be a part of your instruction and work with students. 

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