Topic: Is there a crisis of misinformation in education? How can students learn how to tell good reporting from bad? Myth from fact? Former Wall Street Journal publisher, Gordon Crovitz, and CourtTV founder, Steven Brill, join teachers and curriculum experts to answer questions about the role our schools play in media literacy. Panelists, Crovitz and Brill, are co-founders of NewsGuard which ranks source credibility of online news, frequently issuing reports on major issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement covered in Newsweek. NewsGuard has joined forces with Turnitin in teaching students how to discern fact from fiction.
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EDT Register here
Transcript here: https://bit.ly/transcript072320
- Steven Brill, co-founder of NewsGuard and founder of The American Lawyer, CourtTV and the Yale Journalism Initiative, author of the best-selling book Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and Those Fighting to Reverse It
- Gordon Crovitz, co-founder of NewsGuard, former publisher of The Wall Street Journal and columnist, Rhodes Scholar, and former EVP of Dow Jones
- Patti West-Smith, former supervisor of instruction and current director of teaching and learning innovation for Turnitin
- Chris Salvagio, AP Language and Comp teacher at Cienega High School in Vail, AZ
- Alexis Rhyner, AP Lit and AP Capstone teacher at Cienega High School in Vail, AZ
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