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Stony Brook University Center for News Literacy set to host Summer Institute in Chicago

The Stony Brook University Center for News Literacy is hosting its third summer workshop from July 20-24 at Roosevelt University in Chicago’s South Loop. Dean Miller is the director for the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. The News Literacy Center focuses on teaching students to ask the important questions about the information they use in order to make smart and informed decisions as citizens. Miller said teachers from all grade-levels and...  Read More »

Digital storytelling skills help students engage in media literate conversations with audiences

Media Literacy provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms. From print to video to the Internet, media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy. One essential skill of inquiry is that of digital storytelling. Young journalists can engage and collaborate actively with audiences by learning these digital storytelling...  Read More »

NAMLE set to celebrate global connectivity at annual conference

The National Association for Media Literacy Education is hosting its annual conference June 26 and 27 in Philadelphia. NAMLE will host a special news literacy themed kick-off event on the evening of June 25 where a panel will discuss the film “Merchants of Doubt.” Based off a book of the same name, the film takes a look inside the culture of doubt and how journalists cover certain issues, such as global climate change. The panel will include Alan Miller, president and CEO of the News Literacy...  Read More »

A story is only as good as its sources

As the old newsroom adage goes, “A reporter is only as good as his or her sources." The success of a story often depends on the information a reporter gathers from sources, but what is a source and how can readers differentiate which sources are trustworthy? A source is someone or something that provides information. An elected official or a spokesperson can be a source. On the other hand, a source does not necessarily have to be a person. Sources can even include encyclopedias or official records. When...  Read More »

Speak Free Act deserves support from current and future journalists

The American Society of News Editors welcomes the introduction of the Speak...  Read More »

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Why do you teach scholastic journalism?

Watch teachers from the 2014 ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri articulate the purpose and value of scholastic journalism.

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