SUMMA for Lifelong Learners

SUMMA: Systems for Understanding Methods of Media Analysis

SUMMA Essentials

Our core curriculum introducing our media analysis methodology

SUMMA Essentials is our core curriculum introducing our media analysis methodology. SUMMA Essentials for Lifelong Learners is an online course we’re developing, and it’s included with membership at the News Nerd or News Nurturer level.

SUMMA Essentials for Lifelong Learners includes:

  • 8 lessons on our methodology. Each lesson contains about 30-60 minutes of video content and downloadable PDF content.
  • Access to CART, our Content Analysis Rating Tool, the platform used by our analysts to create the Media Bias Chart. Enter URLs of articles you select or assign our “CARTicles” – six news articles on current events each week, entered by our staff and rated also by our analysts. Students log into CART with an analyst view and rate articles according to the methodology.
  • Option to attend regular live presentations, rating workshops, and discussions with Vanessa Otero, CEO and creator of the original Media Bias Chart, senior Ad Fontes Media analysts, and with other members joining us in our work to make news consumers smarter and news media better!