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News Literacy across the Undergraduate Curriculum
by Amy M. Damico and Melissa M. Yang, Editors
April 2024, 215pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-4408-7972-2
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Teaches faculty and librarians how to develop and implement information literacy curriculum.

In this edited volume, librarians and faculty members offer perspectives, workshop initiatives, and classroom strategies to assist readers in increasing news literacy on their campus.

We are living in a time when the evolving media ecosystem requires individuals to pay critical attention to content, developing ways to make sense of information, data, news reports, and research. Undergraduate college student learners in all disciplines must possess skills to critically identify, assess, and challenge the ideas to which they’re being exposed.

Both librarians and faculty know this, but they may not know how to develop and implement information literacy material. In this valuable collection, reference librarians, instructional librarians, and undergraduate faculty across disciplines share best practices for establishing relationships with each other and for increasing students’ news and information literacy skills. Contributions include perspectives on pedagogy, reflections on successes and challenges, and reports of research on student learning. This book teaches librarians and faculty how to implement news and information literacy content across the curriculum to empower students to be smarter, more critical, and more engaged news consumers.


  • Teaches how specific initiatives in news literacy instruction in and out of the classroom connect to the information literacy principles reference librarians rely on in their work
  • Offers examples, accompanied by discussion, that illustrate how undergraduate faculty and research librarians from various disciplines incorporate news and information literacy into their classroom
  • Includes conversations and reflections on pedagogy, implementation of curricular initiatives, successes, challenges, adaptations of useful resources, and key takeaways for further implementation
  • Provides a curated list of annotated, discipline-specific news and information resources
Amy M. Damico, PhD, is professor of communication and faculty adviser to the Endicott Scholars Honors Program at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. She co-directed the grant-funded News and Information Literacy Across the Curriculum project at Endicott from 2020 to 2022. She teaches a variety of classes in the areas of mass communication and media and cultural studies. Her previous books are Women in Media: A Reference Handbook; Media, Journalism and "Fake News": A Reference Handbook; 21st-Century TV Dramas: Exploring the New Golden Age; and September 11 in Popular Culture: A Guide.

Melissa M. Yang, PhD, is professor of communication at Endicott College. Her research on parental mediation tries to understand how parent-child interaction shapes children's media experiences and family dynamics. She has spoken to parents and community groups about the importance of media and digital literacy as part of her effort in community-engaged research. Her involvement with Endicott College's various grant-supported initiatives has made her an advocate of news and information literacy and digital pedagogy. Her research can be found in the Encyclopedia of Media Violence and Media and Power in International Contexts: Perspectives on Agency and Identity.
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