Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Put your students in touch with journalists they'd never otherwise meet. Virtually, undergraduates and high school students talk to reporters who work in challenging environments. Bonus: Lesson plans to accompany the conversations, aimed at helping students develop their news literacy skills.

In January, two St. Pete reporters (Kathleen Flynn and Kris Hundley) discussed their story "Testing Grounds," about drug testing for Big Pharma in India's hospitals.

In February, 22-year-old reporter Alex Pena talks to us from southern Sudan, where he's been reporting for VOA and others for the past month.

In March, we hear from Yemeni reporter Malak Shaher, an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow.

The series runs monthly during the academic year, through April of 2013. After-the-fact replays, along with lesson plans, will be available on Poynter's NewsU for a nominal fee.

Teachers, apply here to participate in a Face-to-Face conversation:

Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists is sponsored by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. It's a partnership between Florida Gulf Coast University and Poynter's NewsU.

Contact Lyn Millner for more information.

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