Adventure Podcast Instilling the Values of Journalism
Created by John Sheehan, a producer of NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified invites students to listen together as world-famous radio reporter Eleanor foils devious plots, outwits crafty villains, and goes after the “big story.” Eleanor’s pursuit of truth takes her into orbit, out to sea, through a scary jungle, and even into the halls of Congress. A production of WHYY in Philadelphia, this radio adventure series is both entertaining and informative as Eleanor defends the values of high-quality journalism—having access to information, including different points of view, telling the truth, and more. Eleanor will spark laughter and conversation, while preparing students to appreciate journalism and make smart media choices in the future. The podcast is appropriate for youth of all ages and recommended for children aged 8–12.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national project that empowers young people to create an oral history of contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the freeStoryCorps app for iOS and Android devices.
Founded in 2008, the News Literacy Project (NLP) helps students and teachers discern fact from fiction in the digital age. In May 2016, the project launched Checkology, an online interactive course that helps students understand and appreciate the role of the press, introduces them to different types of news—from entertainment to opinion to branded content—and teaches them the critical thinking skills they’ll need to spot misinformation.
NewsFeed Defenders,by iCivics and FactCheck.org, is a freemedia literacy game that engages students with the standards of journalism, showing them how to spot a variety of methods behind the viral deceptions they face today. To play the game, students join a fictional social media site focused on news and information, where they meet challenges to level up from guest user to site administrator.