The News Literacy Project teams with The Washington Post on summer workshops


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

Each session is designed to equip students with essential critical-thinking skills needed to sort fact from fiction as both consumers and producers of news and information.  They will combine some of the projects most successful lessons and classroom presentations by experienced journalists from The Washington Post, all volunteer fellows with the News Literacy Project.

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.

Participating Washington Post reporters will include national reporter Tom Hamburger, features writer DeNeen Brown and pop music critic Chris Richards.  The workshops will be run by the staff of the News Literacy Project.

High school students from the Washington, D.C., area can register to attend one Saturday workshop on either June 23, July 14 or Aug. 4.  Each session covers similar content.

They are held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Washington Post, located at 1150 15th St. NW in Washington, a few blocks east of the Farragut North Metro station.  Light refreshments will be served.

The workshops are free and are each limited to 30 students.  They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information or to register, contact:

Jaye P. Linnen, The Washington Post

Maureen Freeman, The News Literacy Project

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