‘Practicing Quality Journalism’:  ¡Ahora en español!


Peter Adams

I am NLP's senior vice president of education. My team runs all of our professional learning opportunities, including NewsLit Camps, and our resource and content development, including Checkology assets. Many years ago I taught middle school ELA and social studies, in an after school program for high schoolers and at the college level.

We are diversifying our news literacy efforts in all sorts of new ways, and here’s one that’s truly exciting: One of the most popular lessons in our Checkology® virtual classroom is now available in Spanish!

“Practicing Quality Journalism”/“Practicando el periodismo de calidad” is a game-like simulation in which students assume the role of rookie reporters to cover a breaking news event. The lesson is taught by Enrique Acevedo — news anchor of Noticiero Univision: Edición Nocturna (Univision News: Late Edition), special correspondent for the Fusion Media Group and an experienced journalist who has covered breaking news around the world for print, broadcast and digital media. In this lesson, which he delivers in both English and Spanish, Acevedo guides students as they work to meet the standards of quality journalism while reporting on an accident that has caused a tanker truck to leak a mysterious green slime.

“I’m thrilled to be part of NLP’s effort to reach Spanish-language audiences,” Acevedo said. “I can’t think of a better contribution to the future of journalism and the free press than our partnership with NLP. As journalists, we need to make sure everyone has access to these important tools.”

“Practicing Quality Journalism”/“Practicando el periodismo de calidad” is available with either Basic or Premium levels of access to the virtual classroom. Gracias, Enrique — and thanks also to the Facebook Journalism Project for making this, our first lesson in Spanish, possible!

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