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New Edited Book on Fake News

  • 1.  New Edited Book on Fake News

    Posted 01-22-2019 03:42:00 PM

    Dear Colleagues, 

    It is my pleasure to share with you a new edited volume that is now available for pre-order: 

    Unpacking Fake News: An Educator's Guide to Navigating the Media with Students

    Teachers College Press

    Wayne Journell, Editor

    TC Press website:


    Table of Contents

    Foreword: Rebecca Klein, HuffPost 

    Introduction: Fake News and the Imperative of Civic Education, Wayne Journell 

    Chapter One: Why Does Fake News Work? On the Psychosocial Dynamics of Learning, Belief, and Citizenship, H. James Garrett 

    Chapter Two: Real Recognize Real: Thoughts on Race, Fake News, and Naming Our Truths, Ashley N. Woodson, LaGarrett J. King, and Esther Kim 

    Chapter Three: Teens, Social Media, and Fake News, Ellen Middaugh 

    Chapter Four: How Students Evaluate Digital News Sources, Sarah McGrew, Joel Breakstone, Teresa Ortega, Mark Smith, and Sam Wineburg 

    Chapter Five: Teaching in the Twilight Zone of Misinformation, Disinformation, Alternative Facts, and Fake News, Avner Segall, Margaret Smith Crocco, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, and Rebecca Jacobsen 

    Chapter Six: Judging Credibility in Un-Credible Times: Three Educational Approaches for the Digital Age, Erica Hodgin and Joseph Kahne 

    Chapter Seven: Political Memes and the Limits of Media Literacy, Wayne Journell and Christopher H. Clark 

    Chapter Eight: Two Truths and Fake News: Lessons for Young Learners, Jennifer Hauver 

    Afterword: Jeremy Stoddard

    Advanced Praise for Unpacking Fake News

    "While 'fake news' is not new and often not really news, this engaging collection of insightful essays makes the case quite clearly that its impact on democracy is likely more serious now than it has been in the past. Not shying away from the important 'what should we do now' question, one of the notable strengths of this book is its emphasis on concrete approaches with the potential to help students develop the critical eye and specific skills needed to protect themselves and the larger democracy from the insidious influence of fake news." Diana Hess, Professor and Dean of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

    "A much-needed set of analyses, offering multiple perspectives on the problem, and loaded with insights." Walter Parker, Professor, University of Washington 

    "Fake news is a critical problem for our society, and especially for educators who teach civics. The authors of this important book use rigorous empirical evidence, real-world experience, and thoughtful arguments to propose a range of solutions that civic educators-and all citizens-should consider." Peter Levine, Associate Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University 

    "This book is both an important contribution to social studies education and a timely response to the demands of our current political moment. Educators have always faced the challenge of helping young people make sense of social issues amidst a swirl of sometimes superficial, contradictory, or misleading information. In this volume, we learn what is distinctive about today's problem of 'fake news' and how it affects young people inside and outside of schools. The authors also offer educators promising ways of thinking and acting to help students forge an active and empowered relationship to news and knowledge about public life." John Rogers, Professor and Director of UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access

    Wayne Journell
    Associate Professor
    Univ of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Greensboro NC