Navigating the News Landscape with the Media Bias Chart: Webinar

Navigating the News Landscape with the Media Bias Chart: Webinar

Rave Review of Vanessa Otero’s Webinars: “I’ve been in journalism and communications as well as teaching for some years and have never encountered such an excellent teaching resource and workshop delivery. Excellent in every way.”—Rita E. Creane, Writer-Educator  

There are more news sources out there than ever before, and as a result, educators face enormous challenges in teaching students how to differentiate between the reliable and unreliable ones.

The Media Bias Chart is a useful visual guide that conveys complex concepts about the news landscape quickly. More importantly, it provides a framework for students to think critically about reliability and bias of the news themselves.

In this webinar, expert Vanessa Otero discusses how to use the Media Bias Chart framework to teach news literacy in various educational settings, from simply using it as a reference resource to teaching students how to place news articles and sources on the chart themselves.



Vanessa Otero, CEO of Ad Fontes Media

Vanessa Otero is the creator of the Media Bias Chart®, the viral image that prompted many lively discussions around the Internet about where people get their news. She is the CEO of Ad Fontes Media, the company she founded in 2018 to fulfill the need revealed by the popularity of the Chart—the need for an easy-to-understand, reliable news rating system. Vanessa is a native of San Diego, CA, and currently resides in Westminster, CO. She has a B.A. in English from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and is a practicing patent attorney. As the founder of Ad Fontes Media, she seeks to impact the way consumers, educators, and organizations deal with today’s complex media landscape.

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