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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...

Free news and information literacy lesson plans available online

November 10, 2014

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

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

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...

National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project launches

ASNE Staff

September 22, 2014

A national project to help communities around the country build a robust news literacy capacity at the local level was announced today by the American Society of News Editors. "With Americans getting more news from Twitter, Facebook and other social media, it's important that we all learn the tools...

Lesson plans and activities available for teaching the Constitution year-round

September 9, 2014

In case you missed Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Free Speech Week to be held Oct. 20-26 will give you yet another opportunity to incorporate the Constitution and the First Amendment into your curriculum. Several organizations are offering free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms to...

Upcoming News Literacy Summit has four ‘key issues’

September 8, 2014

Because News Matters: A News Literacy Summit will take place Sept. 14-15 in Chicago and will focus on the importance of teaching young people to differentiate fact from fiction in the news. About 100 students, journalists, scholars and teachers will share their ideas and concerns about the news, misinformation...

Seeking teachers to help develop model news-literacy lesson plans

August 18, 2014

Teachers interested in helping develop model news-literacy lesson plans for English, social studies, science, math, health and technology should contact Le Anne Wiseman at [email protected] Teachers selected for the project will be compensated $3,000 each from a grant funded by the Robert R. McCormick...