Critical Forensic Literacy: Implementing Contemporary Evidence-Based Proficiency in the Wake of Digital Media Fallacies

Wednesday, January 31 | 10:15AM–11:00AM CT | Preservation Hall, Second Floor
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
This presentation will engage faculty, librarians, and program leaders from multiple disciplines toward changes in curriculum and discourse to promote student learning outcomes centered around "critical forensic literacy." Students may have limited experience and information required for coursework or to determine the authenticity, legitimacy, and inherent biases of news and research sources. We propose critical forensic literacy as an addition to traditional curriculum, manifesting in research for courses and civic engagement as well as the ethics of resending messages and content through social and other media engagement.

Outcomes: Consider the necessary changes needed to modify curriculum and lesson plans involved in adding critical forensic literacy into your academic environment * Discuss and collaborate with academic stakeholders on developing course materials, library guides, and pedagogical tools centered on engaging student analysis in measures of authenticity, reliability, validity, and confirmation biases * Propose to leadership and implement informed cohesive efforts between multiple disciplines' instructional faculty and campus libraries to establish and reinforce the critical forensic literacy ideals essential to student learning outcomes.


  • VIctoria Newsom

    Professor, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
  • Michelle Yeung

    Research and Educational Applications Analyst, Loyola Marymount University

Resources & Downloads

  • Critical Forensic Literacy Handout

    659 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/27/2024
  • Critical Forensic Literacy Activity Rubric

    46 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/27/2024
  • Pathways to Implementation

    299 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/27/2024
  • ELI 2018 Poster Yeung and Newsom

    132 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/27/2024