The Challenges of Defining 'News Literacy'

14 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2013  

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

Date Written: October 18, 2013

Abstract

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'.

Suggested Citation

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

Momin M. Malik (Contact Author)

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Sandra Clio Cortesi

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

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Urs Gasser

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

Harvard Law School
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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