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Journalistic learning bridges the gap between school and the real world

How many times have you heard or maybe even said this in the classroom? Ironically, such statements imply that the classroom is some sort of abstract realm and anything but real. And you can imagine that if a teacher is saying this to their students, it’s an attempt to get them to pay attention — a big hint that the kiddos are disenchanted with the course material.

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A Biased Approach to Teaching Media Literacy

There has never been a more pressing need to teach young people media literacy. Every day, an ocean of new content inundates their developing brains, and a comprehensive set of skills is required if they hope to deftly sift through the roar. A key to being media literate is having a deep understanding of bias: what it is, how it affects us, and why we should care about it.

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Thank you, Donors!

Many people would likely agree that 2020 was a challenging year. That’s why the Journalistic Learning Initiative, in collaboration with the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication and College of Education, especially appreciates those who stepped up this year to help young people access crucial 21st-century communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills by

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First Edition of Black Student Magazine Produced by Lane County Students

Lane County middle and high school students are working hard on the community’s first Black Student Magazine, an after-school project piloted by the Journalistic Learning Initiative in partnership with Lane Education Service District (LESD). According to a study in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, students who engage in journalism and media earn better grades and

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