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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...

Third JEA lesson plan highlights importance of fact-checking

December 2, 2014

The third lesson plan in the Journalism Education Association’s “Understanding News Literacy” curriculum focuses on how to differentiate fact from fiction using resources available online. “Fact-checking in the Digital Age” explores the importance of verification and ensuring accuracy before...

Second JEA lesson plan explores technology’s effects on journalism

November 25, 2014

The second lesson plan in the Journalism Education Association’s “Understanding News Literacy” curriculum focuses on how technology has changed the way journalists conduct their work. “The Changing American Newsroom” explores how the digital age has affected the definition and expectations...

First JEA lesson plan provides news literacy overview

November 18, 2014

The Journalism Education Association has a week-long news literacy curriculum available for free online. The unit, designed by Dr. Megan Fromm and funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, covers a variety of topics under the umbrella of news and media literacy. The first lesson, "Understanding News...