Session 2: News Literacy Workshop: Strategies for Discussing Difficult Political Topics
Rave Review of Vanessa Otero’s Webinars: “I’ve been in journalism and communications as well as teaching for some years and have never encountered such an excellent teaching resource and workshop delivery. Excellent in every way.”—Rita E. Creane, Writer-Educator
Teaching news literacy in today’s polarizing environment necessarily involves discussing political issues in the classroom. Often, polarizing news and misinformation vilifies and dehumanizes political opponents, which makes it even more difficult to read such content together. In this session, expert Vanessa Otero, CEO of Ad Fontes Media, discusses how to address political topics in a way that humanizes students’ experiences and builds understanding. This is the second part of the four-session workshop, News Literacy Workshop: Step-by-Step Strategies for Educating Your Students.