New York Times writes about Finnish media education

One of the most known media organisation in the world – The New York Times – has published and article about Finnish media literacy and media education in school context. In the article named “How Finland Is Teaching a Generation to Spot Misinformation” NYT writes about country that is testing new ways to teach students about propaganda. They also want to find an answer what other countries could learn from Finland’s success.

The article refers to a survey where Finland has been repeatedly ranked no. one on resilience against hate speech and misinformation. The text points out that there are many reasons why Finland is on the top.

“Officials say Finland’s success is not just the result of its strong education system, which is one of the best in the world, but also because of a concerted effort to teach students about fake news. Media literacy is part of the national core curriculum starting in preschool”, the NYT writes.

Please read the whole article on NYT website.

Writer: Julia Alajärvi, Photo: Spenser Sembrat/Unplash