Programming to Promote Information Literacy in the Era of Fake News

20 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2018

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Caroline Osborne

West Virginia University College of Law

Date Written: April 24, 2018

Abstract

Given the instant availability of information and the proliferation of questionable news, the ability to critically examine information before consuming it is of increasing importance. The need for excellent information literacy skills is evident, but lacking. This article highlights reasons for the resistance to existing information literacy efforts, and suggests components for information literacy programming, with a focus on fake news.

Keywords: Critical Reading, Fake News, Fake News Program, Information Literacy, Information Literacy Programming, Instructional Programming, Literacy, Media Literacy, Post-Truth World

JEL Classification: I2, I29, K00, K19

Suggested Citation

Osborne, Caroline, Programming to Promote Information Literacy in the Era of Fake News (April 24, 2018). Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2018-10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3167897 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3167897

Caroline Osborne (Contact Author)

West Virginia University College of Law ( email )

PO Box 6025
Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

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