Media Literacy Challenge

The Media Literacy Challenge is a digital project that is ideal for distance learning during this time.

***Submissions are due Friday 10th by 5pm EST.***

Can you trust your news feed?

In today’s media environment, most of us are exposed primarily to articles, messages, and posts that reinforce our existing way of thinking. Yet, there is tremendous power in understanding the logic of “the other side” for the purposes of problem-solving.

It’s time we learn how with…

Our Media Literacy Challenge!



Please choose ONE (1) topic for your newsletter.

  1. Would our democracy be hurt or helped by amending the Electoral College?
  2. How should the United States address the rising cost of higher education (college/university)?
  3. How should Congress approach immigration reform in the coming decade?
  4. How do federal subsidies impact renewable energy?

Download The Template

Submit your FINAL NEWSLETTER to:

The Official Rules

1. Students can use any of the following sources for creating their newsletter.

  • News articles
  • Editorials
  • Op-eds & commentary
  • Academic papers
  • American founding documents

2. The newsletter must use at least SIX (6) sources. THREE (3) must be from the past 6 months.

3. Students can work alone or in teams of 2-3 people. When you submit your newsletter, please be sure to include everyone’s names.

4. All students ages 13-19 years old are invited to participate.

Media Literacy Resources

  • Check out this chart from AllSides. It shows where common media publications fall along the political continuum.
  • This post explains how AllSides determines their assessment of press’ political leanings.
  • HERE is a “toolkit” to help students navigate the news.
  • Subscribe to The Flip Side and see examples of “Left” and “Right” messaging.

The Challenge Reward

The winning submission will be read by tens of thousands of Flip Side subscribers across the country. The winners will attend a private Zoom meeting with:

For questions, email


Official Sponsors of the Media Literacy Student Challenge