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The News Literacy Project Produces New Video

The News Literacy Project has produced a new video showcasing the work of students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md. “Students As Teachers” is now available on our YouTube channel.

The video focuses on seven exemplary projects that 9th- and 10th-grade students completed in the spring of 2009 as part of the News Literacy Project unit in their AP government classes. The students were assigned to create works that reflected what they had learned and what they wanted to share about news literacy. The projects featured in the video include videos, raps, an online game and a board game.

The 7-minute video was produced by the project’s staff in collaboration with volunteer journalist fellows from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and the cooperation of CNN. Former ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr, a News Literacy Project fellow, did the narration. The original music was composed and performed by Whitman students.