NewsLitCamp®: The importance of local news


Friday, January 26, 2024
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Join us on Jan. 26 for a National NewsLitCamp®️: The importance of local news, in partnership with E.W. Scripps Company, a virtual, immersive day of professional learning built exclusively for educators and part of our National News Literacy Week.

NewsLitCamp: The Important of Local News. Free Virtual Event. January 26, 2024. Register now.

Friday, January 26, 2024
9 A.M. – 5 P.M. EST

The Importance of Local News — Especially During Election Season

Navigating news and information during an election year can be overwhelming. Often, major news organizations seemingly focus entirely on national politics. However, it can be that the most important races and issues, the ones that have the most impact on our lives, are typically found “down ballot.” To find news and information about state and local elections, we must turn to local news organizations.

Join us for NewsLitCamp during National News Literacy Week for a day of news literacy and journalism-focused professional learning with professionals from affiliates of Scripps. You will have an opportunity to connect directly with journalists and learn more about how to help students navigate our increasingly complex information landscape. You will also have an opportunity to build your content-area knowledge when it comes to news literacy topics for the classroom.

  • The role of local reporting in national election coverage.
  • Opportunities for creative classroom-to-newsroom partnerships.
  • Local news, social media and sorting fact from fiction online: what local stations want teachers to know.

The first session starts at 9 a.m. ET with additional sessions continuing throughout the day until 5 p.m.

The event is open to all educators. No matter where you are or what grade level or subject area you teach, if you’re an educator interested in news literacy, we hope to see you there. There is no cost to attend.

Check out our online agenda, available on Eventbrite, to see session descriptions!

Can’t make the whole day but interested in a few sessions through the day? That’s great — you are welcome to attend the sessions that fit your schedule. Register now!

All sessions will be recorded and made available to everyone who registers after the event ends.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].  

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