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Evaluating reliability of news sources an important skill

April 6, 2015


Filed under News & Media Literacy Corner

With fabricated and erroneous content often masquerading as legitimate news online and in social media, the ability to evaluate the reliability of the news sources from which they come is a critical skill for students in the digital age. Numerous strategies and resources are available to help teach...

One month remaining in 1 For All First Amendment Challenge

March 30, 2015


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Submit First Amendment lesson plans to the 1 For All First Amendment Challenge by May 1 to be considered for one of 40 $1,000 awards. Teachers and schools simply provide First Amendment education and submit lessons plans and samples of student projects. Judges will select 40 teachers to receive $1,000...

First Amendment Speakers Bureau offers outreach to high schools

March 21, 2015


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Teachers searching for ways to incorporate the First Amendment into their lessons should check out the resources offered by the First Amendment Speakers Bureau, a service of the MLRC Institute, a sister organization of the Media Law Resource Center. The Speakers Bureau sends MLRC members to various venues across th...

JEA and SPLC offer services to protect student expression

March 16, 2015


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The first principle of news literacy is that free expression is the foundation of democracy. Services provided by the Journalism Education Association and the Student Press Law Center are helping to protect the role that students across the country play in that process. JEA’s Scholastic Press Righ...

Mobile recording apps raise questions of transparency

March 6, 2015


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Mobile apps now make it easier than ever for student journalists to record interviews and phone calls. Several resources available online can assist students in considering the legality and ethics of doing so. One of the six principles of news literacy holds that news and information are more meaning...

Sunshine Week celebrates 10th anniversary

February 27, 2015


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Sunshine Week, March 15-21, marks the 10th anniversary of the annual celebration that was started in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors. The national event celebrates open government and encourages the public to know what the government is doing and why. It provides a perfect opportunity...

Apply for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference by Feb. 28

February 23, 2015


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The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, an all-expenses-paid, five-day conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., is seeking applications from high school juniors with a passion for journalism and who embody the qualities of a “free spirit.” Fifty-one students, representing...

Join the 1 For All First Amendment Challenge by May 1

February 17, 2015


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Submit First Amendment lesson plans to the 1 For All First Amendment Challenge by May 1 to be considered for one of 40 $1,000 awards. “We encourage every teacher and every school to enter,” said Le Anne Wiseman, director of the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative. “We...

ASNE launches National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project

February 9, 2015


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The American Society of News Editors is bringing news literacy beyond the classroom. The organization has launched the National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project to help communities around the country build a robust news literacy capacity at the local level. In partnership with the Am...

Picture Freedom scholarship contest planned Feb. 22-28

Picture Freedom scholarship contest planned Feb. 22-28

February 3, 2015


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1 For All announced today its Picture Freedom scholarship contest, which celebrates the five freedoms of the First Amendment, speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. From Feb. 22 to 28, students 13 and older are encouraged to share original photos and artwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter...