The Value of Media Literacy Education

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

But given all these imperfections in the media landscape, how do we encourage good daily habits? The answer is media literacy education. This type of disillusionment can widen societal divisions and amplify the very echo chamber effect that media literacy should combat.

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6 Ways to Sell Your Business on Social Media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

If you’re anything like the average millennial, you might be checking your social media feeds as often as 150 times per day. With a little bit of social media savvy and your own smartphone, you can sell more products and reach a wider audience of potential customers.

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Social Media and Thought Leadership for Founders

This is going to be BIG.

Just the immediate priorities seem to take up more than one person’s potential working hours—so it’s no surprise that when it comes to something like social media, many founders have trouble making it a priority. Some founders get more press, get speaking opportunities or have an easier time fundraising thanks to leads that started with social media. The Base Layer The very basic level of participation on social media isn’t posting—it’s listening.

Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been online for nearly 30 years (yes, there was CompuServe and Prodigy before the www), blogging for 10 and using social media tools since the earliest days. Snapchat is biggest innovation in media right now and the biggest innovator in product design from a user perspective.

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What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media. An obvious vector for me would be software for the media industry. media journalism

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Truth, Fiction and Media Literacy

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Media Literacy Educator / Sacred Heart University. Critical thinking, critical discourse and — frankly — critical understanding of our media-laden world are essential, universal skills. Media literacy education is a global and international focus. By Belinha De Abreu, Ph.D.

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500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property


All accelerator program accelerators beatdapp fitzytv intellectual property ip innovation media media innovation media startup music startup start up start up accelerator startup startup accelerator startup incubator Startups tradespace tv innovationMusic, TV, and intellectual property all have the potential of influencing what content we consume and what technology we use to go about our daily lives.

The Importance of Local Media to Boost Startups in Rising Cities


In recent weeks, several major media organizations, including Verizon (Huffington Post, Yahoo, AOL), Buzzfeed and Gannett, the owners of more than 120 local media organizations across the country, announced thousands of newsroom layoffs in an attempt to reduce costs.

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Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year.

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The Importance of Combating Misinformation in Our Daily Activities Through Media Literacy

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

I know it’s hard work, but I am determined to keep fighting against misinformation in my work through media literacy, just to minimize as much as possible the negative impact it could have on me personally as well as on my everyday activities. By Japhé Mercier.

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Solving for Banner Blindness. Solve Media.

Both Sides of the Table

Solve Media is that. In the early days of the Internet as an advertising medium the industry organized to create “standard ad units&# for which most media companies would sell their inventory. Solve Media offers a middle ground that they believe solves the problem.

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5 Reasons Why Your Small Biz Needs Media Attention

Smart Hustle Magazine

Have you ever thought about using media attention as part of your marketing strategy ? Having an independent media source highlight your business can be invaluable. Print, radio, and TV media attention has many benefits, here are 5 you simply can’t afford to pass up: 5.

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What You Could Learn from @John About Teens and Social Media

Both Sides of the Table

He explained to me that especially for young girls social media apps are really intimidating because increasingly teens are judged by the number of followers they have or by the number of people who like their photos on Instagram. When most people think of John Shahidi two words come to mind.

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Connecting community to citizen: How local news outlets can build community and save national media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

With so many news sources and voices speaking over one another, it is difficult to clear your mind long enough to evaluate the quality of a media piece. A false representation of a candidate may be created and promoted by an opponent through social media and television campaigns.

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From Agency to Enterprise Software: The Evolution of Buddy Media

This is going to be BIG.

The other day I wrote a post about the lack of Enterprise Software disruption coming out of NYC —and a lot of people responded that I wasn’t citing Buddy Media. Buddy Media can build an application and drive 1 million users in just a few months. Social Media Software.

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Solve Media: Advertising that Makes Sense

This is going to be BIG.

A day or two after I joined First Round , back in October, I ran into Ari Jacoby at the Ace Hotel. I had just finished reading “ Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom.”

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What Media Execs Missed about YouTube Stars

Both Sides of the Table

Fred Rogers was an ordained minister, an expert on childhood development and a lifelong Republican who fought for funding for public television to reach American children and help them develop alternative narratives to the emerging media onslaught around them.

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No Limits: Looking Back with GSEA Finalist Carlos Rivas

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I have also started with my partner from Los Angeles the company 360 Media Studios , a multimedia company. Entrepreneurial Journey 360 Media Studios Carlos Rivas el salvador gsea Kadevjo Studio

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The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

Both Sides of the Table

It was especially influential in my mind in thinking about media. At the simplest level you can think about markets in terms of the number of times media is consumed and/or purchased by people plotted against the total number of content of that media type that is available. This was how companies who produced media became big before the Internet. There were no physical forms to store the media – VHS, DVDs then DVRs have obviously changed this.

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Want to Know How to Better Partner With, Raise Money From or Be Acquired by a Big Media Company?

Both Sides of the Table

In case you don’t know, they are one of the biggest media companies in the world. He also covered how “traditional media companies” think about the future and how they view disruption. Do you feel protected from new media?

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Social Media is a Boon to Startups Who Do It Right


If your startup can’t be bothered with social media, or has no plan to take advantage of it, then you are definitely at risk these days. They also identify clearly the five key social media mistakes that I often see, along the following lines: 1. Not having a social media policy.

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NewsGuard: Fighting misinformation with Nutrition Labels for news

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When you see a headline in a social media post or search result, do you know who’s behind the article or whether they have an agenda? NewsGuard’s icons show up in search results and social media feeds, next to URLs of websites rated by NewsGuard analysts.

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The Parent Trap: A Response to Bill Keller (@nytkeller) on Twitter and Social Media

This is going to be BIG.

The New York Times' Executive Editor, Bill Keller, wrote a piece for New York Magazine entitled " The Twitter Trap " in which he laments the pandora’s box of continuously connected social media he has just opened for his 13 year old daughter by allowing her to have a Facebook account. Farmville being an acception, of course--but that's not really "social media", even though you play it on Facebook.

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Media Relations

This is going to be BIG.

In the startup world, getting the right kind of attention is critical to success. No matter how good your product is, you're always going to have to depend on someone else to tell your story--especially early on. That makes journalists a critical group to build a relationship with as an entrepreneur or even a VC. Navigating these relationships, however, can be a difficult

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Startups: A Verbal Wave at Social Media Means Diddly


If you don’t understand the broader implications of social media, content marketing, curation, engagement, and relationships, then you desperately need a great reason why not. Don’t think for a second that a verbal wave at “social media” means anything anymore. I’ve seen startup founder annoy entire rooms of investors, instantly, by saying “we’re going to use social media to market this” as if that were enough. Startups: Investors expect new marketing.

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Instagram influencer marketing strategies -10 ways to drive sales for ecommerce

Startup Grind

Social media has become an integral part of people's daily routines, we are addicted to it logging in and checking our feeds and getting likes on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. eCommerce Instagram Social Media

Ryan Holmes: Tapping Social Media to Predict the Next Big Thing

WSJ - The Accelerators

But as I found while bringing my standing desk idea to life this year, an integrated approach that also incorporates newer social media tools may be the best way to tell whether you’ve got a winner on your hands. The social media advantage.

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Harvest your social media contacts


You may not know that you have access to many “free” sources of social media contacts to help you in your marketing effort. The first semi–secret source is your LinkedIn contact list.

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El valor de la educación en alfabetización mediática

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Español Personal Branding & Professional Development YLAI Verifies (Media Literacy) Guest Author / ContributorTomamos nuestros celulares y tabletas y nos preparamos para enfrentar los engaños que seguramente están al acecho tras cada tecla que apretamos o clic que hacemos.

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Here’s What The @NYTimes Should Teach Its Writers About Social Media

Both Sides of the Table

So it’s a disappointment to me that these esteemed journalists haven’t adapted to the modern media – to social media. But he hasn’t figured out that media is now two way. NYT Learn How to Use Social Media. Not everybody likes the NY Times.

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Staying Ethical in a Digital Age

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

News outlets and digital media continue to become increasingly accessible, and an increase in participation has weakened many outlets’ ability to regulate the accurate spread of information to the public. Check the source of your media content.

Have you set your social media listening posts?


There is so much information being shot at us daily via social media streams that we should monitor and control that which pertains to our business – and do so with some level of expertise.

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4 Steps to Take Before Sharing a Post

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

If you share a fake news article, each of your social media connections is at risk for acting on false information. Follow the steps below and join the YLAI Network to make social media a safer and more accurate place for your communities.

Looking inward in an era of ‘fake news’: Addressing cognitive bias

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When connected to the notion that most social media users operate in an echo chamber, one can see how people who rely on their social media networks for news are more likely to see their views about a specific issue reinforced rather than challenged. By Judith E.

Simple Ways to Refresh Your Brand

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Jessica Thiefels, social media coach and organic marketing consultant. Marketing Media adobe brand refresh Jessica Thiefels starbucksA brand refresh is critical for all companies, from worldwide organizations to small local businesses. “As

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DataSift Announces Mega-Round. Apple Buys Topsy for $200 Million. Here’s What You Need to Know

Both Sides of the Table

Social Media Tech Market Analysis I’m super proud to announce that DataSift has just completed a $42 million financing round coming at the end of a year where its revenue grew several hundred percent year-over-year.

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Cuatro pasos que seguir antes de compartir un artículo

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Para protegerte, lee sobre las diferencias entre media , mediana y moda. Español Personal Branding & Professional Development YLAI Verifies (Media Literacy) Guest Author / ContributorAntes de compartir un artículo con amigos y familiares, determina si es verdadero o falso.

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“Eso suena bastante bien”: Sesgos personales y las noticias

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Español Leadership Skills & Development YLAI Verifies (Media Literacy) Guest Author / Contributor¿Qué es un sesgo? Según el Diccionario Cambridge, un sesgo es una opinión personal no objetiva que influye en la capacidad de formar juicio.

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Conectar la comunidad con el ciudadano: Cómo los medios de noticias locales pueden desarrollar la comunidad y salvar a los medios nacionales

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Español Maximizing Human Capital YLAI Verifies (Media Literacy Por Meg Jones. Con tantas fuentes de noticias y voces que hablan una sobre la otra, es difícil aquietar la mente el tiempo suficiente para evaluar la calidad de una noticia en los medios.

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The Psychology of Misinformation

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Information platforms, especially social media like Facebook and WhatsApp, are saturated with misinformed articles and stories. First, social media provide an easy platform for misinformation. We can’t blame the spread of misinformation solely on social media, though.

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Up-to-date Investors Want Social Proof from Startups


I just read Social Proof Is the New Currency on the Social Media Today blog. To me, the underlying reality is that startups and their founders are traceable on social media. Startup founders will be judged by their social media footprint. The startups themselves, as businesses, will be judged by their social media footprints, alias social proof. Invested Interests Social Media Today social proof

What Driving in Italy Taught Me About Business Growth

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Joshua Carlsen, who heads business-to-consumer lead generation and client retention at Propelo Media , an EO company owned by San Francisco member Andre Chandra.

STOP – Stop, Reflect, Verify [video]

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

We call this media literacy. Media literacy is thinking critically about the information you consume and share. Being media literate requires you to not only question who the news is coming from, but why and how that news is being communicated to you.

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