Bring news literacy to your community
The National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project is a two-year project ASNE has launched to help local communities use the tools of news literacy to spark constructive dialogue on important issues facing communities and help build a better informed citizenry.
Those who are interested in bringing a roundtable to their community should contact Clair Lorell, director of the project, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-366-1152.
A national project designed to help communities around the country build a robust news literacy capacity at the local level has been launched by the American Society of News Editors. ASNE is actively seeking community partners who are interested in bringing a roundtable to their town.
The two-year National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project is underway in partnership with the American Press Institute and the News Literacy Project, with funding from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. The roundtables project will help communities use the tools of news literacy to spark constructive dialogue on important issues they are facing and build a better informed citizenry.
For each roundtable, the project will work with a local educational partner, a media partner and a community partner to identify a topic of local interest to be used as the basis for a discussion about how that topic is reported, consumed and debated in the community. The roundtables will lay the groundwork for positive civic engagement by sifting through the various information available and teaching and implementing the critical thinking skills involved in news literacy.
ASNE would like to thank those who reached out following the announcement of the project to express interest in bringing a roundtable to their community. We are pleased to be working with those parties in their efforts to enhance news literacy and civic engagement.