Knology’s evaluation of the PBS NewsHour’s STEM SRL initiative found that in addition to increased media literacy and stronger critical thinking skills, the program helps students connect concepts learned in class to the world outside.
What do this week’s student walkouts have to do with superhero films like Wonder Woman and Black Panther?
Broadcast organizations continually adapt their programs on various media platforms. And audience expectations of those platforms are constantly shifting. Looking through the lens of ‘participation’, we assess how people understand the affordances of different media platforms and home in on audience motivations for choosing particular stories.
A broad swath of news requires at least some statistical literacy. We’re studying whether and how news outlets can help.