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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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?. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. Video

    A Montage of Miley Cyrus' Twerking at 2013 VMAs & discussing the Aftermath

    A video montage that includes the infamous Miley Cyrus "Twerking" episode at the 2013 VMA's, and a short snippet of an interview of Ms. Cyrus discussing the media furor that arose after its airing.  Video Do Not Display English Attribution ...

  9. Presentation

    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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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