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What you'll learn

Students discover the challenges of sorting fact from rumor, accessing information and possible conflicts between personal and professional ethics for journalists covering catastrophic breaking news. Then, students examine real-life case studies from 9/11 and other disasters, applying the principles they’ve learned through a process of debate and discussion.

Grade(s)
  • 8-12
  • College/University
Duration
50 minutes
Day(s) offered
Monday–Friday
Time(s) offered
9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET
Cost

Free

Venue and Capacity
  • Virtual (no limit)
Minimum enrollment
10 participants
Enrollment type
Registration required

Virtual classes must be requested at least two weeks in advance. To request a free virtual class, please complete the virtual request form. All reservations are tentative pending confirmation of hardware and software capabilities. 

You can register by completing an online form, calling 202/292-6650 or emailing educationprograms@freedomforum.org.

Please notify us at least one week in advance if you must cancel your reservation.

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