Unit 1. Media Landscape
What is modern media and how does it work? Identify your media habits and types of information you are engaged with. Learn to differentiate facts from opinions and recognize manipulative content.
We are living in a time when the media space has entirely changed. Media is now encompassing everything from printed paper to digital content. It includes broadcasting, publishing, and the internet. Media has also changed our role in it – from listeners, readers and audience we became creators and sharers of information.

Information has become so easily accessible, and the amounts of it became extremely massive, so no wonder we get lost in it. What makes it even more complicated is the fact that some of this information is distorted, manipulated or straight out lies. It exhausts us from having an ability to separate truth from lies.

Yet, the education system isn't ready to give us skills to navigate through the complexity of today's information. People's critical thinking skills have simply not evolved as quickly as the technology that spreads information.

We need skills to analyze, evaluate, and create information which is the basis of media literacy.

Let's begin with learning about different types of content and find out which of them are intended to inform us, and which to manipulate us.
Have you ever thought that some content aims to inform you while the other tries to persuade you of something?

In this video you will learn to differentiate markers of manipulative content.