As Hunter College journalism students urgently turn their attention to documenting the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Journalism Program has launched a “Contagion Coverage 2020” page to showcase their work. Co-editing the page will be Rich Mendez and Kalli Siringas, Hunter Journalism students and interns in the Journalism Program. Find out more and check out the many stories already posted.
Tag: news literacy
A Hunter College website focused on news literacy has started off the spring term in the last week with a burst of new content. Faculty and students alike contributed items on TikTok, libel, social media, censorship and disinformation. Check out the latest on NewsLiteracyMatters.com.
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.
Veteran journalist Stephanie Siek spoke to Hunter’s News Literacy classes on Nov. 13 about verification, objectivity and forging a path as a journalist of color in some of the country’s most prestigious newsrooms.
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.
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.
Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy attended a news literacy education conference in Washington, D.C., to share Hunter curriculum.
Journalism’s MEDIA 211, also known as “News Literacy in A Digital Age,” is now the fourth class that Hunter students can use to fulfill the CUNY Common Core English Composition 2 requirement.
Prof. David Alm put to work the news literacy skills he teaches Hunter journalism students and found the "Beers of Joy" documentary to be something else entirely.
Neha Prakash, senior editor on the social news desk at Condé Nast, and ProPublica senior reporter Jack Gillum visited Prof. Pam Frederick's News Literacy class in December.