Fact or Fiction: Empowering News Literacy as a Leadership Skill

Keith Herndon, Kate Hester (current M.A. student) and Charlotte Norsworthy (2023). “Fact or Fiction: Empowering News Literacy as a Leadership Skill.” Paper to be presented at the Association of Leadership Educators annual conference, Nashville, TN, July 15-19.

Abstract: This practice paper reports how a new university academic certificate in news literacy relies on a key concept from leadership education to teach the importance of discerning fact over fiction. The paper explains how the certificate program provides robust technical training for identifying information falsehoods in an era of increasing information disorder and describes the certificate’s foundation in ethics training with an emphasis on integrity as an essential leadership attribute.

Keith Herndon 

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