Media Literacy emerges in the Schools as an anecdote to Fake News

The Spokesman-Review carried two articles about Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship in the last week. These are topics central to the Mission of the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media.  One article was titled “Teaching Fact from Fiction amid fake news: Lawmakers continue to push for increased literacy efforts in schools following 2016 elections”.  The other article is titled “Media literacy efforts grow in nation’s schools.” Here are the URLs:  and

Both mention the media literacy work going on in theState of Washington and part of the reason for the NW-ARM.

Media Alert – Stand with Big Bird

Stand with Big Bird

As the presidential election draws closer and the candidates propose their agenda, voters are learning what each candidate values. Public Media was put at the forefront of the presidential debates on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Gov. Romney mentioned he would take funding away from PBS to lower the deficit.

How much funding does PBS receive? Will defunding PBS help lower the deficit? This is an issue that has sparked much attention from the media and the American Public. Read what Free Press has written about the proposal to defund public media, and learn about their initiative to “Defend Public Media.”

Full text can be found here:


Also, NBC Nightly News last Friday did a great little story that explains the funding situation very well:


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Rapid Change in Italian Media Landscape

With Former Prime Minister Berlusconi out of office there are rapid changes in the media of Italy.  Berlusconi is the owner of one of the largest media conglomerates in the world and as the Prime minister of Italy was able to limit growth of alternative media outlets.  Now that is all changing quickly. See attached: