Communication


20 Days in Mariupol 95 min.

Academy Award®-winning documentary from the last international journalists inside the Russian siege of Mariupol. An extraordinary account, seen through the lens of the AP’s Mstyslav Chernov and two colleagues documenting the atrocities and their own escape.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover 114 min.

Elon Musk’s long and often troubled relationship with Twitter. Musk’s journey from one of the platform’s most provocative users to its sole proprietor, exploring the acquisition, free speech and the company’s uncertain future.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Is Objectivity Essential in Journalism?: A Debate 50 min.

For much of the 20th century, newspapers, television newscasts, and most other media outlets strove to be objective, advising journalists to stick only to the facts, deliver both sides of a dispute, and keep their personal views to themselves. This way, supporters of objectivity argued, news consumers would get all the information they needed to understand an issue and form their own opinions. In...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

War Disinformation 6 min.

The world is watching much of the violence between Israel and Hamas through traditional media and broadcasts. But millions also are getting their information through social media. Many posts are spreading misinformation or outright lies and criticism is being directed at the platform X, formerly known as Twitter, and its owner Elon Musk. Laura Barrón-López discussed more with Emerson Brooking.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

What Does It Mean to "Win" an Argument? 50 min.

How can we argue in good faith? How can we communicate with confidence? How can we uncover new ideas by engaging in debate? Journalist, broadcaster, and best-selling author Mehdi Hasan has made a career out of doing just that. In his book Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking, he seeks to sharpen those skills among its readers and relay the intrinsic value—and pl...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Chapter 1: Introduction to Information Literacy (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 7 min.

What is information literacy and why is it important? This video introduces information literacy and its benefits, discussing the dangers of information illiteracy and the spread of misinformation. It cautions against information generated by AI.A MotionMasters Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Chapter 2: Seven Habits and Skills (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 8 min.

This program presents seven habits and skills for improving one's information literacy. It discusses finding your information needs, developing search strategies, evaluating sources, analyzing information, considering information, using information ethically, and practicing.A MotionMasters Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Chapter 3: Evaluating Information Sources (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 8 min.

This program examines ways to know if a source is credible by looking at authorship and expertise, the publisher or platform, objectivity and bias, citations and references, and timeliness and currency of the information. It also presents tips for evaluating online sources by checking domain and URL, extensions, cross-referencing, and exercising caution with user-generated content.A MotionMasters...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Chapter 4: Effective Search Strategies (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 6 min.

Discussing how Boolean operators work, this program teaches search techniques for refining online searches. It also considers phrase, date range, file type, language, site-specific, numeric range, related terms, and advanced image searches.A MotionMasters Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Chapter 5: Fact Checking and Verifying (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 11 min.

False or misleading information can easily be mistaken for truth, so the importance of fact checking and verifying cannot be overstated. This program teaches practical strategies for verifying information. It discusses cross referencing using multiple sources, investigating sources, checking primary sources, using fact-checking websites, assessing supporting evidence, and evaluating bias and objec...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023