Resources for incorporating news/journalism into instruction

Exposing The Truth
In News

Watching TV News:
How to be a Smarter Viewer

Resources for Students 
and Professors
Student News


Using the news in the K-12 classroom is an excellent way to engage young people. Reading, writing and creating projects related to the news is part of most state’s teaching standards.

Students should be exposed to news via print (newspapers and magazines), and non-print (radio, Television, the Internet.) Both mainstream and non-mainstream sources should be included.

To incorporate media literacy into your existing teaching, I recommend you download the core concepts of media literacy and the critical thinking questions handouts as a way of getting started.

Currently, the news business is going through radical changes as advertisers (and readers) move from traditional print to online services. In addition, young people have gravitated to television and the web for more information.

Using the table of contents on the left, you will find a host of excellent resources, all designed to help you teach with and about the news.

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