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    Lecture 1- Spring 2015 Version

    The powerpoint presentation updated for Spring 2015 for the first lecture in the News Literacy course-- What is News Literacy and Why Does it Matter? Presentation lecture_1_s2015_powerpoint.pptx Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike ...

  2. Lecture Notes

    Lecture 1 Lecture Notes- Spring 2015 Version

    Lecturer notes for the Spring 2015 version of Lecture 1 from the News Literacy Course. PDF.  Lecture Notes lecture_1_s2015_lecturer_script.pdf Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)US- Mid-Atlantic/New England Digital ...

  3. Lecture Notes

    Lecture 1 Student Slide Handouts- Spring 2015 Version

    Student slide handouts for Lecture 1 presentation of the News Literacy course. PDF file. Lecture Notes lecture_1_s2015_slideshandout.pdf Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)US- Mid-Atlantic/New England Digital ...

  4. Video

    Jimmy Kimmel Tests People's Obama Knowledge in a Special 'Lie Witness News'

    A segment from the March 12, 2015 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live which featured President Barack Obama as a guest. In preparation for the segment, Kimmel's staff created this segment of "Lie Witness News" to test the knowledge about the ...

  5. Assignment

    Provisional Truth Assignment

    A homework assignment for students that has them create a make a brief timeline of the main focus of each story jotting down direct and indirect evidence journalists and analysts use to convey what happened and why. Students are then prompted to write a ...

  6. Assignment

    Helping Students Understand Visual Literacy in Political Settings

    I presented this activity: "All Media Start As Writing" at a recent Conference on English Leadership annual meeting in Las Vegas. The idea grew out of a news photo (below) that I have been using as part of my media/visual literacy workshops, ...

  7. U.S. Partner Resource

    The Changing American Newsroom- Lesson from JEA

    This lesson explores the changing culture of the newsroom, especially in light of new media technologies. As news gathering and reporting change, so does our concept of what news is and our expectations for traditional journalism. Students will discuss ...

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