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Kate Ferrall Joins the News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project is delighted to welcome Kate Ferrall, a former teacher and broadcast journalist, as program coordinator. She brings valuable experience, talent and commitment to the mission.

A graduate of Oberlin College and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Kate began her career teaching at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. before moving to “The Kids on the Block,” an international program that uses puppets to educate young people about disabilities and social differences. After earning her master’s degree in journalism, she worked as a television news anchor and producer in Harrisonburg, Va. and as an educational television producer at NASA.  She started her own production company and in recent years has produced, written, and edited television programs for such clients as Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Animal Planet and National Geographic.

As program coordinator, Kate will assist in managing the project website, building the online journalist directory, working with the curriculum developer and other employees and running the pilot project in Montgomery County, Md.

“In this era of blogs and instant messaging, the ability to use and understand news has never been more important to an informed society,” Kate said. “I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the News Literacy Project team, ready to tackle the information hurdles blocking today’s youth from becoming tomorrow’s enlightened citizens.”