Media Literacy, Teaching and Learning And 21st Century Skills:
JOURNALISM IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM -- WHAT'S GOING ON?
In the last year a new term has been added to the lingo of media literacy education -- "news literacy." What is news literacy and how does it related to now well-established world of media literacy. In a breathtakingly fast 90-minute overview, six practioners will describe what they are doing and what's going on.
PARTICIPANTS / PRESENTERS
- Lynn Washington runs the Convergent Media Magnet Program at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, S.C. The program combines newspaper, broadcast, yearbook and graphic design. 
- Alan Miller is founder and director of The News Literacy Project in Bethesda, Md.  / (301) 651-7499.
- Dare Brawley is a high-school senior at the Poughkeepsie Day School i Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and editor of the school's feminist magazine called "Scarlet" created and read in grades 7-12.  / cell: (914) 475-7240
- Michael McSweeney is English department chair at Reading (Mass.) Memorial High School, where a new initiative asks all juniors to complete a podcast telling a community slice-of-life human-interest story.  / work: 781-944-8200 ext. 337.
- Melissa Wantz teaches at Foothill Technology High School in Ventura, Calif., where journalism -- all online -- is being re-introduced after a five-year hiatus. Wantz used Joomla! to develop a new online news site incorporating social-networking tools, video, polls, comments, contests and including Ning, Google wikis and Google docs for student peer editing. She is a graduate of the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute.  / work: 805-289-0023 ext. 2602.
- Diana Mitsu Klos runs the the American Society of News Editor's high-school journalism program and support services, including the largest online hosting service for multimedia-student generate news.  / 703-453-1125
- Sarah Platanitis teaches journalism and English in Holyoke, Mass. Using Flip digital camera, her students will prepare a short video for Oct. 24. She is a graduate of the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute.  / (413) 530-7006.
- Aaron Manfull teaches at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Ill., and is digital-committee chair of the Journalism Education Association. He is also the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund distinguished advisor for 2009.  /
- Alan Weintraut teaches at Annandale High School in Fairfax County, Va., and was the Dow Jones High School Journalism Teacher of the Year two years ago.  / (703) 642-4229.
- Dean Miller is director of The Center for News Literacy in the Journalism School at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y., and a former daily newspaper editor from Idaho and the Northern Rockies. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he advised students journalists while studying management and comparative religion.  / (631) 632-1893.
- Diana Laufenberg, teaches at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, and will talk about her election-day project in which students recorded their impressions and involvement in the 2008 presidential election. Laufenberg was a participant in the Journalism That Matters conference, "Rebooting the News," in October, 2008 at Temple University, and a signator of the "Consensus Statement on the Importance of News Literacy."  / (928) 607-8142.
- "A Consensus Statement About the Importance of News Literacy," from the Rebooting the News<i> Conference at Temple University, Oct. xx-xx, 2008.
- More about the ASNE Reynolds Summer Journalism Institute
- "News Literacy: Setting a National Agenda" -- Stony Brook conference March 11-13, 2009.