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Media Literacy vs. Fake News

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

Recommendations from CEMP research, Bournemouth University

As many as possible of the citizens of a democracy must be not only literate but critically literate if they are to behave as full citizens. (Hoggart, 2004: 189)

The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) have published the outcomes of an ethnography funded by the United States Embassy in London, consisting of a field review, 25 interviews and 4 multi-stakeholder workshops, bringing together and capturing dialogue between media educators, journalists, students and information professionals, to address the educational response to ‘fake news’ and disinformation.

For more information about the research see the full blog post on the BU site and the separate project site for the field review, workshop videos, presentations, participant blog, report, recommendations and the ‘top ten’ toolkit of media literacy resources selected by the stakeholders for dealing with fake news.

EMC is hosting a free twilight workshop on the outcomes of this research, led by Professor Julian McDougall, who will share a new media literacy toolkit and a range of other useful resources which will support English and Media teachers tackling disinformation and fake news in the classroom. Topical and timely, this event should be unmissable. 

Event info: Thursday 3rd October 2019from 5.30pm - 7pmin Islington, at the English and Media Centre, 18 Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN. To sign up please email:

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