Journal of Media Literacy Education Pre-Prints

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Research Article


News media literacy education is gaining increased attention in the age of fake news and post-truth America. However, as with any pedagogical goal, it is important to be able to evaluate the success of the delivery. In a survey built on existing news literacy frameworks (Maksl et al., 2015), 1476 students at a large Canadian polytechnic answered questions about their own news literacy, fake news acumen, and news consumption habits. Analysis of the data suggests that conscientious fake-news attitudes and behaviors are correlated with an existing news media literacy scale, providing a method of evaluating the success of fake news education efforts.


This article draws on research supported by the Cisco e-Learning Chair award at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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