Tag: news literacy

ProPublica's Eric Umansky speaking to Hunter College news literacy told students.

ProPublica Journalist Shares Fact-Checking Skills With Students

Senior ProPublica editor Eric Umansky spoke to Hunter news literacy students on Nov. 14 about verifying information, using his own experience investigating an incident involving the New York Police Department on Halloween as a teachable moment. Find out what happened that night and what tools he used to gather details.
News literacy expert Howard Schneider.

News Literacy Expert Visits Hunter College

Students in Professor Sissel McCarthy’s MEDIA 211 class learned all about bias, fairness and balance in the news media from one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on news literacy, during a guest lecture on Oct. 24. Find out what three questions he urged students to ask when consuming news.
NewsLiteracyMatters.com screen shot

NewsLiteracyMatters.com Launches

A new online platform dedicated to news literacy is up and running, courtesy of Hunter's Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy. She created the site to help journalism students and others develop what she considers a new core competency.