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Hearst plans to introduce a large-format device this year based on electronic-ink technology. Hearst exec Kenneth Bronfin says that e-readers "will be a big part of our future." Previously, Amazon released Kindle 2- an update on its original "e reader" device.
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In a related story, this newspaper's copy editor worries that student writing has already been affected by their social networking habits.
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This third part is all about online information and it would be a good one to have students read-- post a link on your own web site---or include in a parent/teacher newsletter.
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International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)
CALL for PROPOSALS Proposals due: March 21st 2009
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois- USA October 6-9, 2009
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Candidates must have an interest in the subject, a letter of interest from their school district to develop and teach a News Literacy course and possess strong communication skills. The program will run for two weeks from July 13 to July 24 at the main campus of Stony Brook University. The program will provide lodging and meals, but not transportation costs. On the application indicate whether you are interested in in-house credit for the course or graduate credit. Application and other details posted: http://www.frankwbaker.com/news_lit_application
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Details in this THE Journal story.
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The New York Times, ABC News, USA Today and the CBS News program “60 Minutes” have enlisted with the project as participating news organizations. Reporters, editors, producers and correspondents from each organization are among more than 75 prominent journalists, including winners of print and broadcast journalism’s most prestigious awards, who have volunteered to serve as fellows. They are listed in the project’s online directory on the project's website.
The journalists will help give students the tools to appreciate the value of quality news coverage and to encourage them to consume and create credible information across all media. Students will learn how to distinguish verified information from unfiltered messages, opinion, advertising and propaganda — whether they are using search engines to find websites on a particular topic, assessing a viral e-mail, watching television news or reading a newspaper.
The project is forging partnerships between active and retired journalists and social studies, history and English teachers. It will focus on the importance of news to young people, the role of the First Amendment and a free media in a democracy and the tools needed to discern reliable information. The project has developed original curriculum materials based on engaging activities and student projects that will build and reflect understanding and critical thinking skills.
Additional details here.