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Vaccinations – What Role Does Social Media Play in Informing the Public?

In this media literacy activity students analyze an article from an anti-vaccination Facebook page, a public radio podcast and an international newspaper for messages about the role of social media in promoting public health as regards vaccines and immunization.

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Resource Details

Relevant Subject Area(s)

Health, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, Life Sciences, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy

Grade Level(s)

High School, College

Media Type(s)

Editorial Opinion, Informational Text, News - Print, Social Media, Webpage


Sox Sperry, Jennifer Borowicz

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading For Science and Technical Subjects (RST)