Wednesday, March 25, 2009
News literacy project aims to bring journalists into classrooms
Teacher Magazine reports: "The News Literacy Project aims to teach middle and high school students to distinguish between news, analysis, and opinion in order to be smarter media consumers and, in turn, become more engaged citizens. Active and retired journalists from major news organizations are volunteering their time to make presentations to students and work in conjunction with teachers in social studies, history, and English classrooms. Participating teachers and journalists use original curriculum materials ..." See also this previous blog post about news literacy.