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Fake News: a workshop for graduate students who teach undergrads

Further Readings

News, Articles, Books

Below is a list of academic research articles, news articles, and books about media literacy, education, and fake/biased news. For your convenience some resources are hyperlinked for easy access. For all other articles, please utilize UT Libraries' databases and citation look up tools for access. 


"The Stanford Studies"

Stanford History Education Group. (2016.) Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning Executive Summary

Wineburg, S., & McGrew, S. (2016). Why Students Can't Google their way to the truth. Education Week, 36(11), 22.

Donald, B. (2016, November 22). Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online. Retrieved from 

Crawford, K. (2017, January 18). Stanford study examines fake news and the 2016 presidential election. Retrieved from

Stanford History Education Group. (2017.) Projects. Retrieved from

"Research by P. Takis Metaxa" 

MustafarajE. MetaxasP. T. (2017). The fake news spreading plague: Was it preventable? Manuscript submitted for publication. 

Head, A. & Hostetler, K. (2017, February 21). Takis Metaxas: Separating truth from lies (email interview), Project Information Literacy, Smart Talk Interview, no. 27.

Metaxas, P. T., & Mustafaraj, E. (2012). Social media and the elections. Science, 338(6106), 472-473.

Graham, L., & Metaxas, P. T. (2003). "OF COURSE IT'S TRUE; I SAW IT ON THE INTERNET!" Critical Thinking in the Internet Era. Communications Of The ACM, 46(5), 70-75. 

"Media Literacy / Trust in Institutions" 

Takahashi, B, & Tandoc, Jr, E.C. (2015.) Media sources, credibility, and perceptions of science: Learning about how people learn about science. Public Understanding of Science, 25(6), 674 - 690.

Das, R. & PavlíčkováIs, T. (2013). Is there an author behind this text? A literary aesthetic driven approach to interactive media. New Media & Society, 16(3), 381 - 397.

Vraga, E. K., Tully, M., Akin, H., & Rojas, H. (2012). Modifying perceptions of hostility and credibility of news coverage of an environmental controversy through media literacy. Journalism, 13(7), 942 - 959.

Hargittai, E., Fullerton, L., Menchen-Trevino, E., & Thomas, K. Y. (2010). Trust Online: Young Adults' Evaluation of Web Content'. International Journal Of Communication (19328036), 4(4), 68-194.

Vraga, E. K., & Tully, M. (2016). Effectiveness of a Non-Classroom News Media Literacy Intervention Among Different Undergraduate Populations. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 71(4), 440-452.

Kellner, D., & Share, J. (2005). Toward Critical Media Literacy: Core concepts, debates, organizations, and policy. Discourse: Studies In The Cultural Politics Of Education, 26(3), 369-386.

Lelkes, Y. (2016). Winners, Losers, and the Press: The Relationship Between Political Parallelism and the Legitimacy Gap. Political Communication, 33(4), 523-543.

Meola, M. (2004). Chucking the Checklist: A Contextual Approach to Teaching Undergraduates Web-Site Evaluation. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 4(3), 331–344. 



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