How not to get lost in the maelstrom of information
Massive flows of information have long become commonplace and drag us into a maelstrom of events, sometimes unpredictable, unconscious, and uncontrolled by us. In the age of digital information, no one will be surprised by the huge amount of news that appears every second in various media. However, quantity does not mean QUALITY! The more information, the more difficult it is to separate truth from untruth, and therefore – the easier it is to get hooked on disinformation and manipulation.
How not to get stuck in a swamp of fakes, which can drag you very, very deeply?
How to filter out true information from blatantly false?
The answer to these questions is the only one, but quite effective – to be media literate! Be able to analyse various types of information (from text to video), critically evaluate messages spread through various channels (from rumours in public transport to a new Facebook post), learn to consciously perceive and correctly interpret the information received, analyse the reality that media sources construct for us – all this is important in the modern information society. Knowledge of the information and the rules of its production and distribution saves lives.
How to become media literate?
Join our courses!
Media Literacy Outreach Courses is a project of the international grant program DESTIN «Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity, and Professionalism» (National project Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education).
This is a series of small thematic courses on media literacy developed by DESTIN teams from 9 universities of Ukraine:
Zaporizhia National University, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Mariupol State University, Sumy State University, Ukrainian Catholic University, Uzhhorod National University.
Master the content of the courses and you WILL BE ABLE to:
- analyse and critically comprehend media information;
- determine the veracity, and reliability of the information in the media;
- determine the sources of information, and its political, social, commercial, and cultural context;
- interpret media texts and values disseminated by the media;
- protect yourself from the influence of inaccurate information.
To master our program, take a simple step – follow the link.
We wish you success on the way to new knowledge