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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.

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.
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.
Mozilla's third annual examination of the internet, its impact on society and how it influences our everyday lives. Growing movements to protect digital privacy, build more responsible artificial intelligence, and rein in the power of the eight big tech companies were cited as the most positive developments for a healthier internet, while pervasive AI bias, biometrics abuse, and increased government censorship are named the most disturbing trends according to 2019 Internet Health Report.
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.
This is the first discussion paper of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship research series aiming to help policymakers and other stakeholders understand the growing need for digital literacy in Canada’s workforce. It sets out our initial thinking on the need for digital knowledge and skills, what digital literacy comprises, and a framework for understanding digital skills.
The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy addresses the “fake news” problem by evaluating the successes and failures of recent media literacy efforts.
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.
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.

Society and the Internet

How is society being reshaped by the continued diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society.