The News Literacy Project and The Washington Post to offer summer workshops


The News Literacy Project is partnering with The Washington Post’s Young Journalists Development Program to offer two half-day workshops for high school students at the paper this summer.

The sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, and Saturday, Aug. 6. Students should register for only one session; each will cover similar ground.

The sessions will combine some of NLP’s most successful classroom lessons and presentations from experienced NLP journalist fellows from the Post, the Los Angeles Times and National Journal. The workshops will focus on how to discern verified, credible information from raw information, opinion and misinformation and will deal with such topics as viral email, YouTube and investigative reporting. They will be led by News Literacy Project staff as well as the journalists.

The journalists who are expected to participate are James Grimaldi and DeNeen Brown of The Post, Matea Gold of the Los Angeles Times and Kathy Kiely of National Journal. All are volunteer fellows with the News Literacy Project.

About 30 students from the Washington area and around the country will participate in each workshop. They are being offered for free on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, contact Alan Miller at [email protected] or Jaye Linnen at [email protected]. The Post is located at 1150 15th St. NW in Washington, D.C.

Refreshments for the event are being donated by Spring Mill Bread Co. and Honest Tea, both of Bethesda, Maryland.

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