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Information Abundance and Its Implications for Education

Information Abundance and Its Implications for Education | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
As I read through the social media networks, the concept of information overload is continually being discussed. Information term popularized by Alvin Toffler in his bestselling 1970 book Future Sh...
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The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science

The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Two professors at the University of Washington want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology, and politics.
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Ego, checked

Ego, checked | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
At work, my responsibility is to what might interest students and faculty when reading for pleasure, no matter how much I might dislike the genre or author.  It’s to supporting and enhancing the curriculum, whether or not I care about the subject. And it’s to adhere to the collection development policy guidelines already set out.  In 20 years, there have been two challenges – both settled with a degree of sensitivity on all sides.
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4 Steps Schools Need To Take To Combat Fake News

4 Steps Schools Need To Take To Combat Fake News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Fake news is becoming more sophisticated than the tools to deal with it. Schools can help.
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Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points

Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In “Did Media Literacy Backfire?” danah boyd argues that the thorny problems of fake news and the spread of conspiracy theories have, in part, origins in efforts to educate people against misinformation. At the heart of the problem are deeper cultural divides that we must learn how to confront. This piece is part of a batch of new additions to an ongoing Points series on media, accountability, and the public sphere. See also:
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In a world of fake news, real journalism must be paid for | Mark Thompson

In a world of fake news, real journalism must be paid for | Mark Thompson | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Digital ecosystems allow lies to spread in ways that could ultimately threaten democracy. Tough-minded, transparent journalism is more vital than ever
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Indicators of Trust in the News - The Trust Project - Programs - Journalism Ethics - Focus Areas - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Santa Clara University

Indicators of Trust in the News - The Trust Project - Programs - Journalism Ethics - Focus Areas - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Santa Clara University | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Washington Post on the ‘Fake News’ Hot Seat

Washington Post on the ‘Fake News’ Hot Seat | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
At least one of the websites blamed in a story for supposedly circulating Russian propaganda is threatening to sue the storied newspaper.
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Cathy O'Neil, author of 'Weapons of Math Destruction,' on the dark side of big data

Cathy O'Neil, author of 'Weapons of Math Destruction,' on the dark side of big data | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Q&A with Cathy O’Neil, author of 'Weapons of Math Destruction'
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What Is Driving the Rise of ‘Fake News,’ and News Literacy Lessons to Spot It | The News Literacy Project

What Is Driving the Rise of ‘Fake News,’ and News Literacy Lessons to Spot It | The News Literacy Project | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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The Gingerbread Man Coding Reteel

The Gingerbread Man Coding Reteel | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This week we've been reading a favourite winter time story! The children love the adventures the Gingerbread Man has as he runs away fro
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Why We Need Digital Literacies

Why We Need Digital Literacies | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Learning how to learn is the single most important skill one can master for a rapidly changing world
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Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It -- Campus Technology

Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It -- Campus Technology | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Nearly all librarians (97 percent) say information literacy contributes to workforce success and more than four in five (83 percent) say it affects college graduation rates, and yet 44 percent said their library does not support information literacy as much as it should, according to a new survey from ProQuest.
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The U.S. Media’s Problems Are Much Bigger than Fake News and Filter Bubbles

And no one knows how to solve them.
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The Graph – Medium

The Graph – Medium | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Thought pieces on publishing, machine + human intelligence and content recommendation
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LibGuides: Fake News: Home

LibGuides: Fake News: Home | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
How to identify and avoid fake news
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Fighting Fake News | American Libraries Magazine

Fighting Fake News | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Librarians can play a vital role in helping everyone, of any age, fight fake news and become critical and reflective media consumers.
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The Misinformation Age: Exposing Fake News Does Not Absolve Mainstream Media's Own Failures

The Misinformation Age: Exposing Fake News Does Not Absolve Mainstream Media's Own Failures | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The most notable and long-lasting feature of the 2016 election may not be the election of a supremely unqualified and reckless President, but th
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'Fake News' And How The Washington Post Rewrote Its Story On Russian Hacking Of The Power Grid

'Fake News' And How The Washington Post Rewrote Its Story On Russian Hacking Of The Power Grid | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
What the Washington Post’s rush to be the first to report on Russian hackers breaching the US power grid teaches us about how “breaking news” can all too often become “fake news” when we over-trust government sources and fail to verify facts
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No, Russia didn't hack Vermont's power grid

No, Russia didn't hack Vermont's power grid | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Despite what you might have read in this alarming story in the Washington Post, Russia did not hack Vermont’s power authority.
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Study Tied to Food Industry Tries to Discredit Sugar Guidelines

Study Tied to Food Industry Tries to Discredit Sugar Guidelines | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Critics say the review, a scathing attack on recommendations to eat less sugar, is the latest in a series of efforts by the food industry to shape global nutrition advice.
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Transparency of judgment

Transparency of judgment | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The Guardian , and others, have discovered that when querying Google for "did the Holocaust really happen", the top response is a Holocaus
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