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What you'll learn

In this class, students take a step back from the media negativity to look at the positive: what are the qualities of fair news coverage? They'll learn how to assess word choice, use of context and counterpoints to make informed, impartial evaluations of the news they encounter in print, online and on social media. Practice with real-world examples ensures they leave ready to tune into content and tune out the chaos. 

Grade(s)
  • 7-12
Duration
50 minutes
Day(s) offered
Monday through Friday
Time(s) offered
9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET
Cost

Free, with admission

Venue and Capacity
  • Learning Center (max 36)
Minimum enrollment
12 participants
Enrollment type
Registration required

Classes at the Newseum: Classes 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 at least than 15 minutes before your scheduled class time. 

This class requires a minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 36 students in the Learning Center classroom. Groups larger than class capacity will be assigned staggered class times based on your group’s window of availability. 

 

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

When a school fails to appear for its scheduled Newseum class, it prevents other schools from using that slot. Please notify us at least one week in advance if you must cancel your reservation.

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.

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