Tag: education

Macon library training fosters community news literacy

Kristy Roschke visited the Washington branch of the Middle Georgia Public Libraries to help librarians become news literacy educators.

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Rethinking our roles in the war for facts

Newsroom change leader Michele McLellan discusses the role of tools and techniques in advancing news awareness.

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Journalism educators take on fake news

By Eric Newton and Kristy Roschke At the Broadcast Education Association convention this weekend in Las Vegas, a quartet of back-to-back “power panels” looked at fake news. It was refreshing to see a full room considering the problems of solutions of counterfeit stories in the digital age, but it was also clear there’s a long […]

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Helping people distinguish fact from fiction

(Editor’s note: Newsroom change leader Michele McLellan headed up the News Co/Lab’s reporting on Best Practices. In this, the third of four posts, Michele discusses the role of education in advancing news awareness.) Every day, people on social media like and share information that is either flat-out false or so highly distorted it thoroughly tramples […]

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News literacy and engagement are becoming a global affair

(Note: This is a guest post by John Moore, who retired as editor of the Ventura County Star in California in April 2017 after more than 50 years in journalism.) My standard stump speech to community groups about five years ago included the line that the competition for our news organization was everyone in that room […]

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News Literacy: What Works And What Doesn’t by Renee Hobbs

In a presentation at the 2010 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference, Renee Hobbs offers seven principles meant to “guide the pedagogy of news literacy and offer a critique of other models now emerging in the field.” The unique perspective is a result in part of a university-school partnership program between college […]

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