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Media Ethics for Educators

Educators learn about the principles of ethical journalism — and how to teach them to your students — in this case-study-based professional development workshop.

The press may be free, but is it a free-for-all? Is it ever OK to clean up a quote or digitally manipulate a photograph? This professional development workshop teaches educators the key principles of ethical journalism. Using real-life case studies, participants debate how to apply these standards, experiencing the decision-making process that goes on behind-the-scenes in journalism. They receive tools and strategies that will allow them to take these topics back to their students, helping them become more informed media consumers.
"I always make current events a part of my daily routine. This workshop gave me many ideas to use. Additionally, having access to the online resources will be SO helpful!" Andrea Gannaway, southeastern Ohio teacher

Booking Information

Professional development workshops include an interactive lesson with a Newseum educator, a packet of resources and teaching strategies and a gallery exploration guide.

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How to register and enroll

For more details on options, customizations and pricing, or to book a workshop, please call the Education reservation line at 202/292-6650 or write to educationprograms@newseum.org. Workshops must be requested at least one week in advance. Please be advised that your preferred date may not be available, so have at least two dates in mind. We recommend arriving at the Newseum no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled workshop time.

Cancellation policy:

If you need to reschedule or cancel your workshop, please contact the Education Department at 202/292-6650 OR write to educationprograms@newseum.org before the date of your scheduled visit. All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds for no shows or unused tickets.

Accessibility Questions?

Assistance (e.g. ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact AccessUs at AccessUs@newseum.org or by calling 202/292-6453.

  • Topics:
    Journalism
    News & Media
  • Theme:
    Media Literacy
  • Level:
    Educators
  • Cost:
    Call for pricing
  • Duration:
    90 minutes — options for longer programs are available
  • Days Offered:
    Monday through Friday
  • Time Offered:
    Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Capacity:
    Max 36 participants in the Learning Center
  • Minimum Enrollment:
    12 participants
  • Grade:
    Professional Development
  • Format:
    At the Newseum

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