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USC Student Voice Project working to make journalism education part of English curriculum in all schools

January 19, 2016

The need for news literacy in schools has never been more important and journalism participation has been shown to foster students’ development of media and news literacy skills. The Student Voice Project understood the need...

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...

‘Because News Matters: A News Literacy Summit’ planned for September

August 22, 2014

News literacy is an imperative skill in the digital age. Every day, people are bombarded with information – some of it true, some of it false. The key is providing them the skills needed to differentiate news from noise. Because...

News Literacy Project publishes new videos useful for teachers

April 15, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYofcLIAmoM The News Literacy Project regularly updates a portion of their website titled the Learn Channel, which is filled with video lessons and talks from professional journalists on...

Teaching news literacy to students important in the digital era

March 13, 2014

The News Literacy Project posted a piece titled “News Literacy: Critical Thinking Skills for the 21st Century,” which touches on the importance of teaching news literacy to students of the digital era. Students, according t...

Video explores importance of transparency and credibility

March 3, 2014

Alicia Shepard, former NPR ombudsman, recently discussed journalism transparency and credibility for the News Literacy Project. The independent journalist used the fallout from “60 Minutes’” mishandling of a Benghazi-related s...

PBS launches EducationShift

February 20, 2014

PBS recently announced a novel news literacy initiative that will excite journalism educators and practitioners alike. Titled EducationShift but nicknamed “EdShift,” this project launches with the hopes of “becoming the central hub for journalism educators, students and professionals to find resources, tools and support for transforming their work,” writes Kathleen Bartzen Culver, the ...

A Q&A with the experts

January 30, 2014

News and media literacy aren’t the easiest of topics to wrap your head around. To help you ease your way into the field, we’ve asked the experts some questions that might make the topic a bit simpler to grasp. We also wish...