BBC Real News resources
The BBC has produced online resources and a programme of events and workshops to support young people identifying real news and filter out fake or false information. The free online resources include the BBC iReporter interactive game which puts the player in the role of a BBC journalist working in the heart of the newsroom, as well as video masterclasses, lesson plans and classroom activities. Developed and delivered by BBC School Report, face-to-face workshops and mentoring from BBC News journalists are also being offered to secondary educational establishments in the UK. BBC School Report is a media literacy project for 11-18 year olds; this year the focus is on giving young people the skills to check the sources, information and news they are consuming and creating. For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Field Guide to 'Fake News' and other information disorders
Public Data Lab and First Draft collaborated to develop this free, open-access guide to help students, journalists and researchers investigate misleading and viral content, memes and trolling practices online. The five chapters of the guide describe a series of research protocols or “recipes” that can be used to trace trolling practices, the ways false viral news and memes circulate online, and the commercial underpinnings of problematic content. Each recipe provides an accessible overview of the key steps, methods, techniques and datasets used.