The New England First Amendment Coalition taught a session on media literacy today to a group of educators from Massachusetts high schools.
NEFAC’s session, titled “Media Literacy: From a Journalist’s Perspective,” focused specifically on how educators can best teach their students skills used by reporters. NEFAC’s Jennifer Peter and Emily Sweeney of The Boston Globe led the session.
“We’re bringing newsrooms into classrooms,” said Justin Silverman, executive director of NEFAC. “It’s crucial for students to learn how to interview, to vet information and to be critical consumers of news. Journalists are in the best position to help teach those skills because they use them every day.”
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