Reporting the News in Democracies Under Threat -- Including Our Own

With the GroundTruth Project’s Charlie Sennott

DATE AND TIME: October 28, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Analyzing Point of View and Purpose; Media and ICT Literacy; Empowering Informed Action

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost; Non-partnership educators—$200

In the age of Twitter, polarizing politics, and profit driven news cycles, the role of the media has been both amplified and undermined in society. Today, what passes as accurate news seems to be a matter of debate and elected officials villainize the press as “the enemy of the people.” Yet in the midst of a global pandemic, rising authoritarianism, and increased attention to matters of social justice, the importance of fact-based in-depth reporting is more important than ever for our democracy and democracies around the world. Join the GroundTruth Project’s Charlie Sennott--award-winning journalist and media innovator-- for a virtual class that explores these challenges in the media and society and probes solutions to the dilemmas they create. After independently engaging with sources to familiarize themselves with issues and resources around the media and global reporting, we will convene for a live presentation and discussion with Mr. Sennott about how classroom teachers can use news media to promote democratic discourse and tolerance. This program will be of special interest to teachers of journalism, civics, social studies, media studies and librarians.

Open to all educators of grades K-12.




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