Media Literacy During COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020

As we all work through the challenges of this pandemic, consider the areas in which media literacy skills are vitally necessary. Below are a list of resources we have gathered from trusted media literacy partners working to help us make sense of the myriad of news reports, the misinformation, and the confusion. We hope the following resources are helpful. If you have specific questions, please contact Sherri Hope Culver at
Our partnership with the UNESCO Global Alliance on Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy has developed The Media and Information Literacy Alliance Response to COVID-19.
1. Tips for sorting through news and information
Mind Over Media : a crowdsourced educational platform that contains diverse examples of contemporary propaganda on a wide range of social, political, economic and environmental topics.
Eight ways you can stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation
Sign up for the Politico newsletter focused on facts about the pandemic called PolitiFact:
2. Tips for teaching media literacy online
Media Education Lab’s Virtually Viral Hangouts every day, Monday through Friday at 1:00pm EST.
Resources for teachers
3. Tips for adults helping children make sense of media reports about the virus
Common Sense Media resources for families
Free online events and activities
A message from Miss Persona
How to talk to your child about the coronavirus
Predictability can help kids cope
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
For more media literacy information visit the National Association for Media Literacy Education