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News Literacy Project offers professional development

January 26, 2015


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Free news and information literacy lesson plans available online

November 10, 2014


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This is the first story in a News and Information Literacy Corner series that will outline the importance of news-and-information-literacy education and highlight classroom resources available online. It’s increasingly difficult to differentiate news from noise in the digital age. Frequently, a stor...

Register for NLP’s professional development workshops

October 20, 2014


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The News Literacy Project is offering a series of online workshops to help secondary-school educators across the country incorporate news literacy into their classrooms. The workshops are part of the News Literacy Project’s new series Teaching News Literacy, which also offers after-school and in-class ...

Join the News & Information Literacy Professional Learning Community

October 14, 2014


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There is still plenty of time to become a member of the News and Information Literacy Professional Learning Community sponsored by the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative. Participants do not need to have a background in news or information literacy, just a passion for current...