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What you'll learn

This class familiarizes students with some of the ethical issues journalists face as they strive to be accurate, fair and clear. By examining real-life case studies, students grapple with issues journalists may encounter, including privacy, anonymous sources and the pressure to be first. Through discussion and debate, students become more informed media consumers.

Grade(s)
  • 6-12
  • 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)

We also can present this class 
in your community. Contact us for more details: 202/292-6650 or educationprograms@freedomforum.org.

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 class request form. All reservations are tentative pending confirmation of hardware and software capabilities. 

You can register by completing our 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.

  • 3-Hour Media Ethics Newseum Itinerary
  • Media Ethics Pre- and Post-Visit Lessons
  • Media Ethics Pre- and Post-Visit Lesson Handouts

To request a large print or Braille version, call 202.292.6650.

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