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AM ST 100: Introduction to American Studies

Dr. Gallagher

News Literacy

"When you don't know what to believe, it's hard to believe anything." 

"Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not everyone is entitled to their own facts."

"News literacy is freedom."

"If you're only watching journalists because they sing the same song that you do, then what's the point?" 

"Actual journalism brings you the world. It doesn't comfort you. It doesn't reinforce your biases." 

"Whether you like it or not, there is an obligation to hear the other side." 

"A news-literate individual can, most importantly, digest information."