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In today’s world of 24 hour news, fast and furious social media posts, and an ever growing surge of media outlets, giving your students authentic and reliable sources of information to understand the media and improve their media literacy skills is more important than ever. That’s the focus of our Media Studies and Media Literacy Resource Package. Students hear directly from professionals working in media as they discuss their craft and analyze issues related to their work. Resources allow students to investigate what it means to be a media literate consumer of information as well as how to be a responsible producer of social media content or other journalistic content for others. Designed to be used across the curriculum as well as by students and teachers of media and journalism, videos, lesson plans, reading lists and web links in the package let students investigate vital questions like: What does it mean to be a journalist? How can we be sure the news we see and hear is accurate and verifiable? How has the media reflected and influenced historic events and social understanding? And how do we take charge of our understanding of what the media tells us and share our views and information responsibly with others?