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News Literacy: Why Headlines Matter

News Literacy: Why Headlines Matter

Headlines certainly deserve scrutiny. It’s well-known that we don’t read most of the articles in our daily papers; we skim the headlines before being drawn to whatever draws our attention. The same habits apply on social media, where we scroll through our Facebook or Twitter feeds and click on whatever catches our fancy. An April,

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The Globe & Mail Makes Up News

The Globe & Mail’s Patrick Martin has invented and falsified a wide variety of “facts” about the Israeli Prime Minister’s private thoughts, emotions and public positions on the election of Donald Trump, with no source or basis whatsoever.

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Muddling the Mayhem of a Palestinian Protest

UPDATE The Evening Standard responded to HR reader complaints by revising the wording of its “Israel Occupation Forces” reference. The term’s not in the reporter’s voice anymore, but A) highlighting the term in the first place and B) not identifying the name of the Friends of Palestine Society spokesman who said it is still poor

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The Eight Categories of Media Bias

Media manipulation is one of the most unfortunate aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We’ve seen papers blur the distinction between journalism and advocacy, fact-checking failures become fatal, photographers and Palestinians twist reality in mutually beneficial relationships, semantics become politicized and news executives cover up news to protect access. We’ve even seen journalists abuse readers who dared to disagree. None

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