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For a lighter way to emphasize  a serious topic – attribution and news credibility – check out Warning Labels by Tom Scott.

Scott lists himself as a “geek comedian” but his warning labels speak eloquently to a serious issue: how to get journalism students – and even more importantly – their audiences to recognize sloppy and inadequate reporting.

With a little adaptation, creative thought and news literacy modification, his project could lead to some serious learning done in a fun way.

Now to figure out how to place labels on student websites, broadcast and social media reporting as well as on print.

2 Comments

  1. Love these warning stickers. Any chance of ordering sheets of the real thing?

    • We don’t have them. Try contacting the originator at the story’s link would be the best way.

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