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IU Kokomo Team Secures Grant to Teach Media Literacy

November 2018: After pitching a proposal at the Misinformation Solutions Forum, sponsored by the Rita Allen Foundation, a team of Indiana University Kokomo professors and researchers (Mark Canada, Paul Cook, Christina Downey, and Polly Boruff-Jones) received a $50,000 grant to support a project aimed at teaching mindfulness to help college students overcome cognitive biases and be effective consumers of news and other information in the media.

"Mind Over Chatter" will deploy trained peer mentors to engage composition students in active-learning activities designed to help them to identify and overcome confirmation bias, motivated reasoning, and other psychological factors.

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