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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