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Making sense of data: Special look at issues with infographics

Making sense of data: Special look at issues with infographics is the fifth in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. Infographics are one of the most visual ways to tell stories with data. They are…

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Making sense of data: Evaluating claims made from data

Making sense of data: Evaluating claims made from data is the fourth in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. Every day people use data to better understand the world. This helps them make decisions and…

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Making sense of data: Understanding complications with data collection 

Making sense of data: Understanding complications with data collection is the third in a series, presented by our partner  SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field.   As we have seen, statistics and visual representations of data can be misleading. But what…

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Making sense of data: Exploring statistics in the media

Making sense of Data: Exploring statistics in the the media is the second in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. “Numbers don’t lie” is a phrase we often hear to support the idea that…

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Making sense of data: Diving into charts and graphs  

Making sense of data: Diving into charts and graphs is the first in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field.   Charts and graphs are useful tools for communicating complex information. They allow consumers to…

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Making sense of data: Six strategies for making sense of data in the media 

The series described below, presented by our partner  SAS, explores the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field.   Data can be a powerful tool. It helps us to understand the world with more precision and greater clarity.  Data is often the foundation for research,…

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Russian disinformation tactics likely fuel racial division

NLP’s Peter Adams explains how  Russian disinformation campaigns likely fuel U.S. racial divisions in a Sept. 2 segment on Newsy, False Information Escalates Anger At Protests Across The United States. “We know from the actions of the Internet Research Agency and Russian agents in 2016 that racial division in the U.S .was something they targeted…

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Checkology Office Hours are now open

Sign up to attend on Zoom at this link. Join us on the last Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. PT/ 4:30 p.m. ET to learn more about the News Literacy Project’s Checkology virtual classroom. Hear about recent platform updates, new resources, and commonly asked user questions. Each webinar will contain a live Q&A…

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Fall News Literacy Professional Development Series

Fall News Literacy Series: Skills students must learn to be reliably informed The News Literacy Project is holding a series of four free webinars, addressing essential news literacy topics, every Tuesday in October (Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27) at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. We are allotting 60 minutes for each session, plus an optional 30–minute Q&A to ensure…

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Adams explains digital trickery in Mozilla’s ‘Misinfo Monday’

Peter Adams explains digital trickery, including deepfakes and cheapfakes, in the Mozilla Foundation’s Aug. 31 installment of Misinfo Monday: Deepfakes and Other Trickery in Imagery. “Deepfakes are algorithmically-manipulated digital assets,” Adams says. “Deepfakes can be video or audio or even, nowadays, just an image.” While deepfakes are computer-generated, they are not the same as the …

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COVID-19 misinformation causes, factors topic of segment

NLP’s Peter Adams discusses COVID-19 misinformation causes and contributing factors in an Aug. 31 segment for Northern Public Radio, What Contributes to COVID-19 Misinformation? Some causes include a lack of understanding about the science involved in addressing a pandemic, the public’s inability to recognize the difference between fact-based journalism and opinion, the proliferation of news…

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Varied news media diet important for being well-informed, Adams says

In the article What Really Happened? The Value of a Diverse Media Diet for the nonprofit organization The Field Foundation of Illinois, NLP’s Peter Adams discusses how having a varied news media diet helps news consumers stay reliably informed. “One mistake I think a lot of people make is to say flat out don’t get…

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