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Digital Literacy

What is “digital literacy” and what are promising strategies for improving digital literacy in the 21st Century? What building blocks are already out there? And what hurdles do we need to overcome?
In this research area, we explore insights, seek to identify goals and offer tools for broadening digital literacy, defined as skills needed to meaningfully engage with (and participate in) the digital world.

This is the first report of the Media Ethics Lab Charrette series, aiming to serve as the springboard for a larger media ethics dialogue. Published in partnership with George Brown College's Institute without Boundaries, this is equally a summary of the charrette findings as it is a blueprint for future discussion and innovation in the field.
This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.
With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility, a guide for college students and anyone wanting to enter the tech industry to help navigate ethical issues in the tech.
This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.
Written by Carolyn Wilson for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, this paper explores media and information literacy and its importance to understanding democratic rights, active citizenship, and technological literacy. Filled with key concepts, sample questions, and additional resources, it is essential reading for both educators and the wider public.

Contract for the Web

This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.

Literacy Now

The Media Ethics Lab to host a one-day design thinking event to develop a framework applicable to our topic: Literacy Now: designing building blocks for education and civic engagement in the digital age.

Ethical OS

The Ethical Operating System can help makers of tech, product managers, engineers, and others get out in front of problems before they happen. It’s been designed to facilitate better product development, faster deployment, and more impactful innovation. All while striving to minimize technical and reputational risks.
The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy addresses the “fake news” problem by evaluating the successes and failures of recent media literacy efforts.

Digital Media Ethics

This is the first textbook on the central ethical issues of digital media, ranging from computers and the Internet to mobile phones. It is also the first book of its kind to consider these issues from a global perspective, introducing ethical theories from multiple cultures.