learn & earn: news know-how @ sapl

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learn & earn:  Who do you trust for your daily news? CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, The Drug Report, Reuters, the Huffington Post? We have so much news coming in so fast and so frequently that it can feel like you can never catch up with the latest Supreme Court decision or celebrity gaffe.   Knowing who to believe and how to evaluate the credibility of a given article is becoming more important than ever thanks to the influx of news sources and corporate news agencies, be it independent blogs or even the posts from the library’s blogs.

That’s why the San Antonio Public Library, with the help of the American Library Association and the Open Society Foundations, is offering the News Know How media literacy program this July at the San Antonio Central Library.  The Library is recruiting 15 teens (grades 10 to 12) to participate in a special two-week crash course in media literacy.  Teens will engage in an intensive critical evaluation of the news they see every day.  They will spot misinformation and propaganda and distinguish between a reporter’s fact and opinions.  In the end, as teams, they will produce their own report, sharing what they learned with the rest of the world.

The program will run for approximately five hours a day July 22 – August 2, 2013 at the  San Antonio Central Library.  Participants must commit to the full two weeks and to completing the final project.  In return teens will receive a $tipend.

Any teen interested in the program should follow this link to apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JP55K2B.   Applicants will be contacted with instructions concerning the next step.

One Response to “learn & earn: news know-how @ sapl”

  1. […] The San Antonio Public Library is looking for students in grades 10 – 12 to participate in a “News Know-how” program at the Central […]

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