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No Time to Think

In their new book, No Time to Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-Hour News Cycle, Howard Rosenberg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former television critic at the Los Angeles Times, and co-author Charles S. Feldman say that news literacy should be taught beginning in elementary school. 

They describe the News Literacy Project as an ambitious program “that Alan Miller, formerly with the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, began plotting in 2008 with a mind toward organizing a volunteer network of journalists who would visit middle and high school classrooms and turn the business inside out for students. It’s a highly worthy concept and welcome approach to have pre-college students get the word from those who have actually walked the walk. Good idea, great idea.”