Today, massive amounts of media are being produced, and content is as accessible as ever. Co-founder of Upworthy Eli Pariser goes into the necessity (and difficulty) of treating media like a "trial," and attempting to investigate the motives behind the things we consume.
An audience member inquires about the evolving nature of media coverage of politics during and after the election. CNN's Andrew Kaczynski and Upworthy's Eli Pariser discuss the psychology of interpreting truth within the news.
In the age of digital media as children are getting their hands on electronic, media-bearing devices as toddlers, it is important to to teach them about media consumption and production. Media literacy is rooted in inquiry, and all media consumers should actively ask questions about the implications of the content they consume.
Media literacy applies to all forms of media. From political news media to sitcoms, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin says media literacy is "a nonpartisan, educational" way to understand the modern media landscape that surrounds us.