American Library Association (ALA) unveils a new campaign to engage librarians, journalists, news ethicists and students across the country in a news literacy education project. The campaign, “News Know-how,” is supported by the Open Society Foundations.
The two-year, $750,000 project seeks to create partnerships and collaborations for a nonpartisan, critical analysis of news and information. In addition high school students, with public libraries as their “newsroom,” will learn how to distinguish facts from opinions; how to check the source and validity of news and information and how to identify propaganda and misinformation.
Active in more than 70 countries, the Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education.
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Here is the line-up of stellar mentors for the kiddies :
There are a plethora of sports journalists in this mix. My theory on that is these are the middle of the road reporters that give this lefty line-up some moderation. Seriously, what critical thinking skills are needed to “read between the lines” on the sports pages?
But let’s get back to the real reason for this “project.” Indoctrination by insanely biased leftist mouthpieces. Like:
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar – Palin’s Figurative ‘Death Panels’ Contention ‘Now Widely Debunked’
Lori Aratani – President-elect Barack Obama is truly the man to “change the tone in Washington,” something at which outgoing President George W. Bush failed miserably.
That’s the tacit argument one could infer from Washington Post staffer Lori Aratani’s January 14 Metro section front-pager, “At Rallies, Giving ‘Please’ a Chance: Activists Weigh How to Push Message While Abandoning Adversarial Tacks.” Newsbusters
Dana Bash – “I’m sure you talk to Republicans who are worried as well, just like I am, that Ron Paul will continue on long into the spring and summer,” Bash said to husband and CNN colleague John King. Revolution PAC seized on the “just like I am” comment to say that Bash exhibited “strong” and “disturbing” bias against Paul. - Huff Po
Jane Black – Food reformers savored their first big political win last year with the passage of the child nutrition bill… Overhauling school food is an important task, one I have long supported… But food reformers need to make as strong a case for changing what kids eat outside school as what they do inside the cafeteria. Slate
DeNeen L. Brown – In Michelle Obama, Women See Their Best Selves Reflected
Andy Carvin - Carvin was directly involved in this bit of NPR hypocrisy – Poynter.org
In 2007, the Bush administration offered NPR an interview on race relations with the president – but only if Juan Williams did the interview. NPR said no because they didn’t think the Bush administration should pick who interviews the president.
Several days ago, the Obama administration contacted Andy Carvin, NPR’s senior strategist for social media, with an offer: How about hosting a Twitter chat with a White House official after Obama’s big speech on the Middle East on Thursday? NPR said yes.
And I’m just in the beginning of the “C”‘s. I don’t have time for this. Let’s just say this is another publicly funded indoctrination and leave it at that.
Major tip of the hat to TN