Studio Project

Examining News Media Literacy

The National Association for Media Literacy Education defines media literacy as “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms.” This project uses a creative experimental design to examine the effectiveness of news media literacy messages that appear in social-news aggregation environments to improve our understanding of how adults engage with news content and apply news media literacy skills to their news consumption. This project is a collaboration between Dr. Melissa Tully and Dr. Emily Vraga, an assistant professor of communication at George Mason University.