For Educators

Virtual Visits

Exclusively for Premium subscribers to the Checkology® virtual classroom

Student watches Skype presentation in a computer lab.
NLP journalist volunteer Damaso Reyes (now our director of partnerships) Skyped into a mass media class at Edward R. Murrow High School on May 9, 2014.

Have your students ever wondered how investigative reporters uncover their stories? Or how photographers capture the perfect image, or what political polling numbers actually mean? NLP’s Virtual Visits offer educators and students an opportunity to connect with leading journalists for a conversation about journalism and news literacy topics. Our hour-long Virtual Visits — held about once a month during the school year — feature a discussion between NLP staff members and a leading journalist or an expert on a news-related topic. Participants have come from well-known news outlets and other organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Time, the Pew Research Center, The Washington Post, Politico and Chicago Public Media.

Educators can use a projector to air the Virtual Visit in their classrooms, or students can watch on their own devices. Students can use an online interface to ask questions that drive the conversation.

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