Teaching News Literacy Through Polarizing Current Events: Webinar

Teaching News Literacy Through Polarizing Current Events: Webinar

One of the most frustrating things about the current news landscape is that it is often so polarizing around difficult political topics. However, we can use these sorts of polarizing current events to teach news literacy in a productive way.

In this webinar, expert Vanessa Otero takes a look at coverage of current topics such as the COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequality through the lens of media bias and reliability so you can do the same with your students.

Rave Review of Vanessa Otero’s Webinars: “I’ve been in journalism and communications as well as teaching for some years and have never encountered such an excellent teaching resource and workshop delivery. Excellent in every way.”—Rita E. Creane, Writer-Educator  



Vanessa Otero, CEO of Ad Fontes Media

Vanessa Otero is the creator of the Media Bias Chart®, the viral image that prompted many lively discussions around the Internet about where people get their news. She is the CEO of Ad Fontes Media, the company she founded in 2018 to fulfill the need revealed by the popularity of the Chart—the need for an easy-to-understand, reliable news rating system. Vanessa is a native of San Diego, CA, and currently resides in Westminster, CO. She has a B.A. in English from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and is a practicing patent attorney. As the founder of Ad Fontes Media, she seeks to impact the way consumers, educators, and organizations deal with today’s complex media landscape.

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