Having Information vs. Being Informed

Resource Author:  Denise Cheng
Resource Date:  10/23/2012
Resource Name:  The New York Times
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Having information and being informed are not the same thing, and they do not have equal value. If, in what we call “information overload,” we have just enough time to catch an eye-full of headlines from our RSS readers, a cluster of 140-character tweets or pithy commentary on Facebook, then we have an ever-greater need for media literacy – the ability to decode messages in the way news and information are presented.