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Angel Gonzalez’s “Aha!” moment — the one that crystallized the value of teaching news literacy to his students at De La Salle Academy in New York City — came early in his partnership with the News Literacy Project.
Christian Armstrong grew up in the same housing projects where Michelle Obama had lived as a young girl — a notoriously dangerous section of Chicago’s South Side now known as O Block. He never read a newspaper, watched the news on television or listened to it on the radio.
Students at MS 57/James Weldon Johnson Academy in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood combined old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting with their digital know-how to create a website that will serve as the school’s primary student newsroom.
Former NLP student Carlos McKnight reflects on the connection between a photo of him that went viral and his NLP lessons at Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C.
Education. Housing. Public health. These are topics that hit close to home in most communities -- and weighty matters for even the most seasoned journalist.
Students at East Harlem’s MS 57/James Weldon Johnson Leadership Academy went from being the subjects of a news story to learning how to be smarter news consumers and, finally, to creating news reports of their own while participating in an after-school newspaper club as part of the partnership between the News Literacy Project and Bloomberg News.
Journalists from the Chicago bureau of Bloomberg News kicked off their inaugural collaboration with Benito Juarez Community Academy in January.
Sixth graders in East Harlem gained a foundation in the principles of journalism, including an obligation to the truth, the discipline of verification and the need for practitioners to remain independent thanks to NLP's partnership with Bloomberg News.
NLP launched its partnership with KIPP NYC College Prep in the 2012-13 school year by collaborating on a journalism elective in which students produced the school's first newspaper.
Students at De La Salle Academy working with the News Literacy Project wrapped up the spring semester of 2013 with a multimedia project of stories and powerful photographs depicting life in the neighborhood around their school.
As NLP wrapped up its inaugural program at De La Salle Academy in Manhattan, the partnership was the subject of two recent news reports, reflecting the impact of the project there.
The News Literacy Project’s fall semester at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Chicago wrapped up with the production of a short documentary by Anjanette Lipsett’s 7th-grade English class.
Eight students from the Reavis School who took part in a News Literacy Project after-school program have produced a broadcast report on the impact of video games on youth.
In the spring of 2010, students at the Reavis School in Chicago who participated in the News Literacy Project’s after-school program worked collaboratively to produce a radio report on peer pressure.
A mini-documentary created by middle school students in the News Literacy Project’s first after-school program is now available on our YouTube channel.
Louise Dufresne, a member of the News Literacy Project’s youth advisory committee, has a letter to the editor in the Jan. 30 editions of The New York Times.