Teen Services Looking for News Know-How Program Participants!
Who do you trust for your daily news? CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, The Drudge Report, Reuters, the Huffington Post? There is 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, in partnership with the American Library Association and the Open Society Foundations, is offering the News Know-How media literacy program this July at the Central Library.
The Library is recruiting 15 teens (grades 10 through 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. The will spot misinformation and propaganda and distinguish between a reporter’s fact and opinions. In the end, as teams, they will produce their own reports, sharing what they learned with the rest of the world. The program will run for approximately 5 hours a day July 22 – August 2 at the Central Library.
Participants must commit to the full two weeks and to completing the final project. In return, teens will receive a stipend.
Interested teens should click: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JP55K2B. Applicants will be contacted with instructions about next steps.