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  1. News Lesson

    Journalistic Peer Review: The Guardian vs. Chicago's Press Corps

    Who watches the watchdog? Journalistic peer review in the debate over a Chicago Police Department holding facility "Truth" is a tricky subject in News Literacy. Because we use each day's news as our text, students quickly discover that ...

  2. News Lesson

    How Digital-Age Verification Exposed Rep. Aaron Schock

       From U.S. Rep Aaron Schock’s once-public Instagram feed: Visiting Myanmar and hiking in Patagonia. One of the most iconic scenes in the movie “All The President’s Men” showed Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein sitting at a table ...

  3. News Lesson

    Deconstructing a Viral Video: Skydiving Without a Parachute

    The video purportedly shows a man jumping from a plane 9,000 feet above the earth with no parachute, dropping through a small opening in a roof and onto a trampoline. Thanks to the power of social media, it didn’t take long to go viral. But was it real?. ...

  4. CNL News Lesson

    NPR s "Breaking News Consumer's Handbooks"

    Earthquakes, air crashes, shootings – these breaking news stories all have one thing in common, according to the journalists behind a weekly public radio program devoted to helping news consumers: “In the immediate aftermath, news outlets will get it ...

  5. CNL News Lesson

    Terror in Paris Exposes Social Media Perils and Plusses

    When terrorists struck Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, taking 130 lives, news consumers following the story through Internet postings saw the power of social media at its best and its worst. A key News Literacy lesson teaches us that in the digital age, news ...

  6. CNL News Lesson

    Chicago Defender News Literacy Program Lesson 6: The Jones Brothers (Chicago’s Notorious Policy Kings)

    Note:  Parts of this lesson may require a subscription to an online database of historial newspapers, including the Chicago Defender. Your local library, such as the Chicago Public Library may offer online access to these articles with the use of your ...

  7. CNL News Lesson

    Making sense of the campaign: Information neighborhoods

    SERIES:   Making sense of the campaign / Lessons in News Literacy. Drawing upon the 2016 presidential campaign for examples, this series of teacher's guides provides everything instructors will need to tailor foundational News Literacy lessons to ...

  8. Lecture Video/Audio

    Former NY Congressman Michael Grimm Threatens NY1 Reporter After State of the Union Address in 2014

    Video from NY1 where former NY Congressman Michael Grimm threatens the reporter following questions regarding allegations of corruption in his office. Grimm threatens the reporter by telling him "I'll break you in half..." Used in Lecture 3 ...

  9. Course Building Materials

    Vietnamese News Literacy Manual

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