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The Challenges of Defining 'News Literacy'


Momin M. Malik


Carnegie Mellon University - School of Computer Science

Sandra Cortesi


Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Urs Gasser


Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

October 18, 2013

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2013-20

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This research brief is a contribution by the Youth and Media Team at the Berkman Center to the first "Why News Matters" grantees workshop sponsored by the McCormick Foundation and organized by the Educational Development Center, Inc., which took place on March 8 and March 11, 2013, in Chicago. Informed by our own research and practice, with a focus on 'news literacy', the brief seeks to stimulate a discussion among the grantees about different approaches to defining, framing, and understanding core concepts such as 'news' and 'news literacy', and to provide a frame of reference for a debate about the question of 'why news matters'.

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Date posted: October 22, 2013  

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Malik, Momin M. and Cortesi, Sandra and Gasser, Urs, The Challenges of Defining 'News Literacy' (October 18, 2013). Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2013-20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2342313 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2342313

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Momin M. Malik (Contact Author)
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Computer Science ( email )
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
Sandra Clio Cortesi
Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Urs Gasser
Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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