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Reading the New Media: Becoming Digital Media Literate   

The modern media environment is a continuously evolving landscape that challenges traditional views of truth. In this environment facts, data, opinions, disinformation, misinformation and marketing are muddled together. This creates a challenging circumstance for media consumers to separate the sound from the noise. A 2017 study by the Pew Research Center found only 17 percent of Americans are considered skilled and able enough to actively participate in and navigate the modern digital media environment. We will discuss the need for media literacy and the challenges we face in our current environment and offer steps for practicing digital literacy.