New video on the News Literacy Project available on YouTube


The News Literacy Project’s latest video, “Making a Difference,” is now available on our YouTube channel.

The seven-minute piece captures the project’s impact in schools in New York City, Chicago and Bethesda, Maryland, through interviews with principals and students, photos and excerpts from student projects in each location.

The featured student projects are a mini-documentary, “East Harlem IS,” produced in 2009 by middle school students at East Harlem’s STARS Prep Academy MS 45 with NLP journalists in an after-school program; an audio report, “Peer Pressure,” created in 2010 by middle school students from the Reavis School in Chicago with NLP journalists; and a rap, “Wikipedia Rap,” and a song, “It’s the First Amendment,” written and performed by students from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

The video was first shown at a national conference on news literacy at Stony Brook University on March 17. It was edited by Darragh Worland, NLP’s New York coordinator, who is a multimedia educator and a former broadcast journalist.

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