Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MF Youth Impact Study 2010

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The McCormick Journalism Program conducted a survey of its 2010 news literacy and youth journalism grantees to determine the impact of programs in Chicago.

MF staff created a 12-question Survey Monkey questionnaire that asked about partnerships with high schools, youth reached, teachers trained and neighborhoods where programs take place. Data was collected from the CPS Office of Performance, and was later used by the Urban Data Visualization Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago to produce maps using ArcGIS.

  • Some 23 MF-funded youth journalism and news literacy organizations served 6,874 young people in the Chicago area.
  • These students live in 43 of the city’s 77 neighborhoods, with the most activity in Roseland, Englewood, Grand Boulevard, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale.
  • Grantees reached students in 87 Chicago schools and 23 other schools in the suburbs. 
  • Grantees trained 153 teachers.
News Literacy:
  • 2,484 students in 32 Chicago Public Schools were directly reached by news literacy programs. 
  • 53 teachers received news literacy training.
Youth Journalism:
  • 4,390 students in 78 Chicago Public Schools were directly reached by MF youth journalism grantees. 
  • About 100 teachers received youth journalism training.
The 2010 maps can be found below. For additional information on the maps, data sources and the Urban Data Visualization Lab, please take a look at this slideshare presentation.

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