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News Media Literacy Class

February 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


The New York Newspapers Foundation would like to invite you to a free master class on news media literacy on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:00am.

Please register to attend by emailing Margaret McDermott at mmcdermott@nynpa.com

Never before has the need for education on News Media Literacy been more urgent. As citizens of all ages and backgrounds are bombarded with a constant stream of misleading information, propaganda, hoaxes and rumors — that often masquerade as credible journalism — it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Purveyors of misinformation have helped give rise to troubling cultural trends and an erosion of trust in factual information.

Interactive in-person and virtual workshops are presented by Education Services Director, Mary Hadigan Miller, who has nearly 20 years of experience working with educators and Newspaper in Education professionals throughout New York State. A copy of her CV is available upon request.

Learn more about:

  • Develop critical thinking skills regarding reporting of current events
  • Become educated consumers of media to avoid being manipulated
  • Understand what makes a source credible
  • Create awareness of biases in media consumption
  • Identify media creators’ opinions and perceptions
  • Understand how media messages influence others


  • The power of information
  • What makes journalism different from other types of information?
  • Where can trustworthy, factual information be found?
  • How to tell what’s accurate
  • How to apply news literacy concepts in real life
  • Meeting the challenges of digital citizenship


February 2, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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