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Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? The News Literacy Challenge

Welcome to Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? The News Literacy Challenge!

This 5-day challenge examines various ways that news functions, and how the perspectives news creators and consumers bring to their encounters with “the news” frame their relationship with it. 

This challenge was designed by Alan Berry, PhD student in Media Studies, Judith Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Media Studies, and Jen Bonnet, former Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian, and took place during Media Literacy Week 2020, from October 26-30. All materials remain accessible on this guide.

The University of Maine recognizes that it is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation, where issues of water and territorial rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites, are ongoing. Penobscot homeland is connected to the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations — the Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac — through kinship, alliances and diplomacy. The university also recognizes that the Penobscot Nation and the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations are distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their own powers of self-governance and self-determination.


 Note: the content in this guide is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike.   

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