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AN INTRO TO PRESS FREEDOM

In honor of World Press Freedom Day 2022, Kid Scoop is making this activity freely available to anyone who wants to introduce to children the notion of press freedom and the threats to those who do journalism in a very accessible manner.
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A Journalist's Guide to Meeting the Class: How not to be boring when you explain how professsional journalism works.  This 2012 version is based on a guide prepared by the Finnish Newspapers Association. While out of date in many respects, it is provides some timeless suggestions.

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Intergenerational News/Media Literacy

 

Teenagers teach primary school students what they've learned in Ireland's Press Pass media literacy and journalism educatoin project.

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Beyond Cynicism: How Media Literacy Can Make Students More Engaged Citizens In 2008, then Ph.D. student Paul Mihailidis found in in a multi-year study that university students in a media literacy course gained the ability to effectively analyze media messages and adamantly praised media literacy, but also expressed considerable negativity about news media's role in society.

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