News literacy: Ever had someone say, ‘I’ll know it when I see it’?

..or When news literacy takes center stage

Wendy Wallace, Faculty, Grants Manager, Poynter Institute

My son joined me recently at a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes. The evening event, organized by The Poynter Institute, chronicled the impact of social justice journalism through the decades. We heard how white newspaper editors in the South took stands against segregation and de- cried lynchings and brutality, risking their livelihoods and their safety for what they knew was right.

On the way home, my son shared how impressed he was, how moved and inspired. This from a 15-year-old who dozed off during a Cirque du Soleil acrobatics and special effects arena show a few weeks before…..

News literacy: Ever had someone say, ‘I’ll know it when I see it’? by THEAJEUK

 

 

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