Understanding and Creating Digital Texts
We are writing more now than ever before. Powered by the digital, our writing involves...
In this hangout, participants from Fusion and Youth Radio discussed some of the ways modern news and media organizations are creating opportunities for participatory journalism through social media and citizen reporting. Both Fusion and Youth Radio encourage young people from a range of backgrounds, many of whom live in communities where issues are not regularly covered by the mainstream media, to not only report what is happening in their communities, but also to share their own perspectives and experiences as a way to expand and speak back to dominant news narratives.
Yet, in this more participatory environment, how do organizations and individuals uphold the rigorous ethical and research standards established in the field of journalism? Moreover, what implications does this participatory model have for learning, both in and out of the classroom? And what unique kinds of literacies are required to decode, analyze, and participate in the news today? This hangout was co-streamed at connectedlearning.tv.
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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtags #connectedlearning and #2nextprez.
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