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Daily News Lesson: Hedge fund known for slashing newsrooms buys Chicago, Baltimore, Boston papers

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The new deal with the hedge fund was met with resistance from newsroom employees as it worsens the decades’ long decline of local newspapers, signaling more trouble for local journalism. Continue reading

Educator Voices: Exploring current events through media literacy and civic action

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KQED’s Learn and NewsHour EXTRA’s Journalism in Action websites provide students with ways to explore key issues in the news through media literacy and civic…read more

Lesson Plan: Media literacy — news that’s nice to know, news you need to know

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Practice media discernment by identifying need-to-know stories vs. want-to-know stories Continue reading

Lesson Plan: The vicious cycle of incarceration and homelessness

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Explore the ways homelessness affects those released from prison, their families and communities. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Obstacles facing those released from prison after felony convictions

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will examine the challenges faced by those individuals formerly convicted of felonies in reintegrating into their communities.  Continue reading

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