"News literacy" -- the pilot curriculum at Stonybrook University

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Stonybrookklurmanppt011708 What is "news literacy"?

Jim Klurfield spent three decades as a reporter and editor at Newsday, the dominant daily on Long Island, N.Y. -- including two decades as editorial-page editor. Now he has a new career -- as director of the News Literacy Project at Stony Brook University, near his home. In a 51-minute audio stream, Klufeld narrates a PowerPoint description of the experimental news-literacy syllabus which the project taught to 400 undergraduates -- none of them journalism majors -- in the fall of 2007. Audio d 51 minutes, 21 seconds / download file size: 24.65 MB.

Stonybrooklogofreezer_2 You can download the curriculum Powerpoint, and then listen to Klurfield discuss it:

DOWNLOAD POWERPOINT (11 MB)
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OTHER MATERIAL: A 22-minute interview with Klurman and Stonybrook journalism dean Howard Schneider.