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the ethical and creative use of journalism to tell and share stories that expand
understanding and transform reality.
Convoca is a research organization, founded in 2014, that examines journalism
through a multidisciplinary approach, including the use of databases and digital
narratives as investigative tools.
The Italian Ministry of Education, in partnership with Facebook and other
technology companies, began offering a news literacy curriculum for high school
students in the 2017-18 school year.
Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori teaches media literacy to high school
and college students through partnerships with some of Italy’s best-known print
and digital news publications. Students develop critical-thinking skills by becoming
aware of the different ways the same story can be reported.
Globsec is a nongovernmental organization, based in Bratislava, that offers a free
online course on disinformation and media literacy.
Maldita is a journalism-related nonprofit that sponsors several projects related
to the spread of misinformation and disinformation. Maldita Hemeroteca calls
out politicians who make contradictory statements about a topic. Maldito Bulo,
a member of the International Fact-Checking Network, works to make debunked
information as viral as the hoaxes and falsehoods that rapidly take over social
media feeds. Maldita Cienca focuses on science-related misinformation. Maldito
Dato is a data transparency project.
StopFake was founded to debunk the massive amount of false news about Ukraine
coming from Russia during the crisis of 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean
peninsula and put tens of thousands of troops on its border with Ukraine. Based
in Kiev, StopFake also sponsors a weekly newscast of false reports, featuring the
latest Russian propaganda.
BBC Young Reporter is the British Broadcasting Corporation’s journalism and
media literacy program for schools and young people. It gives students ages 11
to 18 the opportunity to share their stories with BBC editors and journalists and to
take part in programs and broadcasting opportunities. It provides access to events,
training and resources throughout the year. The website also includes lesson plans
for teaching newsgathering skills.