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Watch teachers from the 2014 ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri articulate the purpose and value of scholastic journalism.
News literacy is an imperative skill in the digital age. Every day, people are bombarded with information – some of it true, some of it false. The key is providing them the skills needed to differentiate news from noise. Because News Matters: A News Literacy Summit 2014 aims to increase the scope and impact of news and information literacy programs for students and all citizens nationwide. The summit will bring together more than 100 scholars, journalists, students and experts Sept. 14-15 in... Read More »
As an organization whose core mission includes protecting freedom of the press, the American Society of News Editors is especially disturbed by the events taking place this week in Ferguson, Missouri. From police physically assaulting citizens engaged in peaceful protest to arresting without cause reporters from The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, it is clear that there is a concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press. "From... Read More »
High school journalism teachers from across the country will come to the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism to learn innovative teaching skills at the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute July 13 to 25. For two weeks, 34 high school teachers will get hands-on training in writing, reporting, multimedia, photojournalism and layout. Teachers will also engage in discussions about media ethics, news literacy and First Amendment rights. The... Read More »
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Teachers interested in helping develop model news-literacy lesson plans for English, social studies, science, math, health and technology should contact Le Anne Wiseman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers selected for the project will be compensated $3,000 each from a grant... Read More »
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