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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

2-day News Media Literacy & Civic Education Summer Institute

  • 09 Jul 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Jul 2018
  • 3:00 PM
  • Bethlehem High School, 700 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054


  • Museum and Cultural Institutions adding to our conference

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The New York News Publishers Association and the Capital District Council for the Social Studies Present,

News Media Literacy and Civic Education:

Developing the Next Generation of Government Watchdogs

Monday, July 9 and

Tuesday, July 10, 2018



$60.00 per member

$80.00 per non-member (includes membership)

Bethlehem High School, Delmar

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn strategies to teach students news media literacy as a tool to promote civic engagement.  Sessions will focus on New York’s Freedom of Information Laws (FOIL), 1st Amendment protections and responsibilities, editorial decision-making, confirmation bias, and the role of algorithms in social media.  This workshop will be relevant to K-12 teachers of Social Studies, English, Reading teachers and School Librarians/Media Specialists.

What makes this PD unique?

Direct access to experts on law and government and news media professionals.


Invited Speakers and Break-Out Sessions*:

Robert Freeman, Executive Director, New York State Committee on Open Government

Mark Mahoney, Editorial Page Editor, The Daily Gazette

Paul Grondahl, Director of NY State Writers Institute

Greg Stapleton, Marketing and Brand Manager, Times Union

David Scott, Esq. Director, Project PATCH, Northport-East Northport UFSD

Prof. Thomas Palmer, Journalism Program, Department of Communication, University at Albany

Mary Miller, New York News Publishers Association

Lisa Kissinger, Shenendehowa Central School District

Shannon Lundgren, Bethlehem Central School District


Breakfast and lunch will be served each day thanks to generous support from

10 hours of CTLE credit will be provided.

Registration deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018.

*Specific presenters/breakout sessions will likely be added to and are subject to change

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