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Understanding News Literacy - JEA Lesson Plan

This is the first of five lessons in a week-long unit that explores news literacy concepts.  In this lesson, students are introduced to the fundamental conventions of news literacy and are asked to reflect upon their own expectations for today’s news media.

Journalism Education Association April 24, 2015
The Changing American Newsroom - Lesson from JEA

This lesson explores the changing culture of the newsroom, especially in light of new media technologies. As news gathering and reporting change, so does our concept of what news is and our expectations for traditional journalism. Students will discuss perceptions of news coverage and will reflect on their own role as news consumers. This is the second in a weeklong unit on News Literacy.

Journalism Education Association April 29, 2015
Fact-checking in the Digital Age - Lesson from JEA

In this lesson, students learn about the importance of fact-checking in journalism. To explore the practice, students identify and view information with a critical eye for accuracy and learn to use online resources to verify facts. This is the third lesson in a weeklong unit on News Literacy. A great segue into this lesson is to show the movie "Shattered Glass" and discuss the breach of trust that happens when a news organization gets things wrong. If you’d like to show the movie, add two to three extra class periods to this unit. 

Journalism Education Association April 29, 2015
Just the Facts, Ma’am - Lesson from JEA

Students learn about the ethical mandate that requires news to be free from personal opinion. Students will learn to identify common statements of opinion. This is the fourth lesson in a weeklong unit on News Literacy. 

Journalism Education Association April 29, 2015
When Journalists Must Advocate for Themselves - Lesson from JEA

Students will evaluate a July Fourth front page that advocates for freedoms and for a critical awareness of government actions. Then, after reading background information and Facebook discussions about the role of the newspaper and the purpose of page one, students will debate whether the page was an appropriate reflection of the newspaper’s purpose.  This is the fifth and final lesson of a weeklong unit introducing News Literacy.

Journalism Education Association April 29, 2015