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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

    Did Seymour Hersh Open the Freezer?

    On the day American commandos killed Osama bin Laden, did Navy SEAL Team 6 infiltrate Pakistani air space and storm the Al-Qaeda leader's secret hideout after a perilous firefight? Or were the SEALS part of an elaborate conspiracy involving U.S. and ...

  3. News Lesson

    In Natural Disasters, Truth is a Casualty

    “When we’re looking at disasters," says journalist Jonathan Katz, "especially ones that happen in other parts of the world, I think the most important thing that we can do as journalists is to communicate that it’s not about us.” Katz, who ...

  4. News Lesson

    Did Seymour Hersh Open the Freezer?

    On the day American commandos killed Osama bin Laden, did Navy SEAL Team 6 infiltrate Pakistani air space and storm the Al-Qaeda leader's secret hideout after a perilous firefight? Or were the SEALS part of an elaborate conspiracy involving U.S. and ...

  5. News Lesson

    In Natural Disasters, Truth is a Casualty

    “When we’re looking at disasters," says journalist Jonathan Katz, "especially ones that happen in other parts of the world, I think the most important thing that we can do as journalists is to communicate that it’s not about us.” Katz, who ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. CNL News Lesson

    Chicago Defender News Literacy Curriculum Lesson 4- Trayvon Martin

    Written by: Myiti Sengstacke, African American Studies Instructor City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College Michelle R. Yisrael, Reading, English & Literature City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College Purpose:   To investigate how intense ...

  9. CNL News Lesson

    Chicago Defender News Literacy Program Lesson 5: The Central Park Jogger Case

    Written by:   Myiti Sengstacke, African American Studies Instructor City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College Michelle R. Yisrael, Reading, English & Literature City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College Purpose:   To investigate how intense ...

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