For those who write, we must take into account who we are writing for, and if we have to condense the news even more, do it without missing the truth.
I’m originally from Haiti and I have been a journalist for seven years. In my field, I am often faced with a natural disaster … Driven by the urgency to get the story out, we need a lot of reassurance from the community.
The only true and real solution to the fake news epidemic our societies are facing is the individual criteria that each of us uses to identify truth from falsehood.
I believe good news has a power to change minds to do something to make the world better. Only knowing problems exist is not enough. We need to know the way to cause positive impact, and I know many people in Latin America who are doing it!
Por: Ester Athanásio Em vez de fake news, nós podemos promover boas notícias. Não apenas verdadeiras, mas boas. Por muito tempo, pessoas de diferentes partes do mundo têm se sentido cansadas de más notícias. Elas estão pessimistas sobre o futuro, sobre o mundo e sobre suas comunidades. Elas nem querem assistir televisão ou ler jornais … Read More »
When I was young and I was studying English, one of my favorite exercises was the “True or False.” Finding out if the information presented was real or not was something that I loved. I had to check what was presented, the context, etc. Although I don’t take English classes anymore, I have the feeling I’m doing this exercise every day.
Há muitos anos, quando eu estudava inglês, uma das atividades que mais gostava era “Verdadeiro ou Falso”. Descobrir se a informação apresentada era real ou não era algo que me encantava.
Media literacy, put simply, is the ability to identify different types of media and the messages they are sending. When we speak of media, it encompasses print media, such as newspapers, magazines and posters, and theatrical presentations, tweets, radio broadcasts, etc. Being able to understand these various forms of information with an ability to make sense of what is presented is key.
Media consumers can help by supporting publications with higher standards of journalistic ethics and which have internal checks and balances that prevent one editor, owner or other individual from having too much power within the organization.
Ask yourself: Is your publication trying to find the truth and earn trust — or just earn money?