NewsLit Week | All educators: NewsLitCamp® with CNN Worldwide


Tuesday, January 26, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:15 PM

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NewsLitCamp helps teachers & librarians develop expertise in news literacy, demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from misinfo.

NewsLitCamp with CNN Worldwide

About this Event

Join the News Literacy Project (NLP) and CNN Worldwide on Jan. 26 for a national, virtual, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with CNN television and digital journalists. This program is one in a national series of NewsLitCamps led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration with a diverse group of news organizations around the country.

Sign up here (it’s FREE!) to reserve your seat!

NewsLitCamp is a free professional development experience primarily for middle and high school educators. It features live topical sessions (selected with input from participants) and educator-driven planning time to empower you to teach news literacy. This format gives education professionals an opportunity to come together for a day of conversations with journalists and news literacy experts. Check out our NewsLitCamp video below for a quick look at what the event can offer you.


Join us for a day of free workshops and live interactions with CNN television and digital journalists along with news literacy experts from the News Literacy Project. Register now on Eventbrite (green button); educators will be later be prompted to create a free account, which will be the home base for all of the event activities, including access to the Zoom links on the day of the event. Recordings will not be made available, so be sure to save the date!

Sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and from 1:30-4:15 p.m. ET; the second session is not a repeat event.

Why attend? As an educator, you directly influence how your students process everything they read, watch and hear. You’ll leave NewsLitCamp with new ideas, skills and resources to help your students navigate today’s complex and challenging information landscape. Our goal is to help teachers and librarians develop expertise in news literacy education, share specialized teaching resources and provide a behind-the-scenes view of the newsgathering process — demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from rumors, hoaxes and other types of misinformation.

Participating educators will receive a certificate of attendance so they can apply for continuing education credits within their districts.

Who can attend: NewsLitCamp is designed primarily for middle and high school teachers and media specialists. Space permitting, we also will welcome school administrators and post-secondary and international educators. Please email [email protected] with questions.

Bonus Session: You’ll learn about our Checkology® virtual classroom, a free cutting-edge comprehensive e-learning platform that complements educators’ lesson plans. The topics it examines include:

  • Misinformation and bias.
  • The practice of quality journalism.
  • The First Amendment.
  • Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
  • Press freedoms around the world.

About CNN Worldwide

The most honored brand in cable news, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable news organization in the United States. Globally, CNN International is the most widely distributed news channel, reaching over 402 million households. CNN Digital is the #1 online news destination across all platforms, with more unique visitors, global unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, millennial unique visitors, politics visitors and video starts than any other competitor. Just in 2020, its 2Q was the most watched quarter and its -3Q was the best for digital in CNN’s 40-year history. CNN’s award-winning portfolio also includes CNN Original Series, which develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. CNN Films produces, commissions and acquires documentary feature and short films for theatrical and festival exhibition, as well as for broadcast and other distribution across CNN’s multiple platforms. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service, partnering with over 1,000 local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is a division of WarnerMedia.

This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and made possible with the generous support of SmartNews.

Top photo: NPR’s Washington Investigative Correspondent Tim Mak with educators at NPR in Washington, D.C., 2019.

Photo Credit: Miriam Romais / The News Literacy Project.


Questions? Email Miriam Romais, NLP’s senior manager of education and training, at [email protected].

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