Last night, I took one of my kids to see Vivian Schiller (the president of NPR) and Katharine Weymouth (the publisher of The Washington Post) discuss “The Future of Journalism in the Digital Age” with moderator Ray Suarez of “PBS NewsHour.” So why were these folks talking about journalism to a multi-age crowd at a high school? Because it was part of The News Literacy Project.
The point of the News Literacy Project is to bring experienced journalists together with students from middle and high school to help kids learn how to tell fact from fiction, how to sort the wheat from the chaff. That's their mission, but along the way, the NLP are also helping interested students learn how to be trustworthy journalists. A worthy outcome, indeed.
You can learn more about the News Literacy Project here.
(Side-note: Ray Suarez has been added to my list of great voices.)