Thursday, March 24, 2011

News Literacy Resources

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Looking for information on news literacy? Need curriculum or teaching ideas? Check out these resources below.
Free News Literacy Curriculum and Training Opportunities: Stony Brook University makes its full news literacy curriculum and teaching resources available to teachers. To request the materials or to apply for a fellowship to attend a news literacy summer training institute, go to or e-mail Dean Miller at 

Digital News Literacy Classroom and Online Resources: The Newseum is beta testing a digital classroom that contains video resources and lesson plans for news literacy. 

News Groups for Teachers and Students. The NewsTrust has an online platform that provides credibility rating tools for digital news. The site also has a classroom news group feature for teachers to discuss and share news: Check out NewsTrust CEO”s Fabrice Florin’s presentation, ripe with information about how to help improve a students’ new media “diet.”

Setting Learning Goals for News Literacy. Prof. Geanne Rosenberg of Baruch College directed the November 2010 Inaugural High School News Literacy summit for New York City high school students, educators and observers from journalism and youth media institutions. Baruch also hosted an adjacent dinner/brainstorming session for news/media/digital/information literacy experts and educators. As you set your own news literacy goals, check out the News Literacy Learning Goals that came out of the convening.

The News Literacy Project is an educational program that gives instructors the resources they need to incorporate news literacy into their programs by providing reference materials, expert guest speakers and instructor coaching. For more information about The News Literacy Project, please visit their Web site. If you are interested in incorporating news literacy into your after-school program, please contact Peter Adams at These resources are offered to interested parties at no cost.

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