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Mobile recording apps raise questions of transparency

March 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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...

News Literacy Project offers professional development

January 26, 2015

The News Literacy Project recently conducted an online professional-development workshop, “News Literacy and Civic Engagement,” for middle school and high school teachers. The session featured Shawn Healy, civic learning and engagement scholar at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation; Peter Adams, senior...

News Literacy Project offers resources, programs for educators

January 12, 2015

The News Literacy Project is an education nonprofit organization that partners with educators to teach young people how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. NLP is currently offering in-school programming in three cities and a variety of open-access resources for educators across the country ...

Current events quizzes increase student news literacy

January 6, 2015

Teachers searching for ways to engage their students with current events have a number of options. A weekly current-events quiz is available to Journalism Education Association members. The questions are written by Kent State University Professor Candace Perkins Bowen, who also directs the university’s...

Fourth JEA lesson plan focuses on objectivity, identifying bias

December 8, 2014

The fourth lesson plan in the Journalism Education Association’s comprehensive unit on news literacy teaches students about objectivity, a traditional cornerstone of journalism. Students not only learn to separate fact from opinion in what they read, but also they explore how to keep bias and personal...