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Satire in news transforms the way audiences consume information

Satire in news transforms the way audiences consume information

January 19, 2016

With some news programs, magazines and websites blurring the line between news and satire, the way viewers consume news is changing how they make informed democratic decisions. “Everything we watch affects the way we think,” Michelle Ciulla Lipkin,  executive director of the National Association for Media Litera...

Virtual reality brings changes to the journalism world

December 15, 2015

Virtual reality is taking the journalism world by storm and thanks to cheaper equipment and apps, it could be coming to a classroom near you. As a news anchor at KOMU 8 in Columbia, Missouri, and later as a chief storyteller at Veterans United Home Loans, Sarah Hill has spent most of her life telling...

Journalists should start taking vertical video seriously

December 4, 2015

  The great horizontal versus vertical video formatting debate has been taking place on the Internet since the birth of the first smartphone. Now, publishers and editors who once forbid “amateur” vertical video are starting to change their views. Thanks to the introduction of smartphone ...

Classrooms use model news literacy lessons for English, science, math and social studies classes

Classrooms use model news literacy lessons for English, science, math and social studies classes

November 30, 2015

The American Society of News Editors and the Journalism Education Association in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute launched a free news literacy curriculum for English/language arts, science, math and social studies in September 2015. How are you using these model news literacy...

News media should implement citizen journalism into their reporting

November 20, 2015

In a world where cameras are everywhere, citizen journalism has transformed how journalists do their job. “Students and even adults have really started to use citizen journalism as a means of bypassing the traditional media gatekeeper,” Megan Fromm said. “It can be a really empowering form of ...

Fact-checking resources

November 13, 2015

As journalists, students must understand the importance of finding facts, verifying these facts and ensuring accuracy in stories before disseminating information. Handled carelessly, inaccurate facts in stories have the power to cause serious miscommunication among readers. It is essential that journalists...

Young journalists must develop a critical eye for determining website credibility

November 6, 2015

Anyone and everyone can publish content on the Internet. Therefore, it is essential for young journalists to develop a critical eye when reporting on information found on the Internet. Don Goble teaches broadcast, technology, multimedia and film at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missour...

Media Literacy Week kicks off around the United States

October 30, 2015

The National Association for Media Literacy Education defines media literacy as “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, communicate and create using all forms of media.” “Media Literacy is of utmost importance for young student journalists,” NAMLE Executive Director Michelle Ciulla Lipkin said. As...

Students reflect on the First Amendment during Free Speech Week

October 16, 2015

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." With that addition to the U.S. Constitution, the F...

Fact-checking ensures accuracy in television news

October 8, 2015

The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics requires journalists to seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently, and be accountable and transparent. While seeking truth, young journalists must remember the importance of verification and ensuring accuracy before sharing information. The...