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NLP Students in Chicago Produce Broadcast Report

In the spring of 2010, students at the Reavis School in Chicago who participated in the News Literacy Project’s after-school program worked collaboratively to produce a radio report on peer pressure.


Using the News Literacy Project’s curriculum under the guidance of teacher Miles Wieting, the nine middle school students learned the importance of verifying facts from multiple sources, presenting different sides of an issue and avoiding bias.

Three seasoned radio journalists and NLP fellows—Natalie Moore and Lynette Kalsnes, both of WBEZ public radio, and Irene Tostado of Univision—then worked with the students to help them plan and produce the 6-minute radio report.

The students played and discussed the report at a News Literacy Project showcase event on May 17.