Facing History and Ourselves and The News Literacy Project have teamed up to produce two, one-hour interactive online summits about key topics in news literacy for teachers and their students. The summits will allow students from across the United States to virtually engage with an experienced journalist, and one another, around important themes of news literacy and digital citizenship. The first student summit will feature the media editor for BuzzFeed News, who will explore the opportunities and challenges around information gathering and sharing in a fast-paced information climate. It will be a virtual, interactive conversation between the media editor and students. The second student summit will offer visual literacy strategies to help students make sense of what they’re seeing in different types of media. Summit 1, “Viral Rumors and Fact Checking,” will take place on March 22, 2017, at 4 p.m. (ET). Summit 2, “Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online,” will take place at 6 p.m. (ET) on April 4, 2017, with journalists to be decided. Both virtual events are free.
Virtual Summits on News Literacy