News Literacy: Its Importance and Trends Internationally

On May 27, CIMA held a roundtable discussion on news literacy featuring three speakers. The speakers discussed the importance of news literacy in creating an informed citizenry, both globally and domestically, and of educating the public to become smarter and better consumers of news.


Ann C. Olson
Media Consultant and author of the CIMA report The Role of Media-support Organizations and Public Literacy in Strengthening Independent Media Worldwide

Paul Mihailidis
Director of Media Education Initiatives at the University of Maryland’s International Center for Media and the Public Agenda and Curriculum Director at the Salzburg Seminar’s program on Media and Global Change

Alan C. Miller
Executive Director of Appleseed: The News Literacy Project

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