NEW YORK – Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, announced today that it will be partnering with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) to host a kick-off event for Media Literacy Week on November 6, 2017. The event, taking place at the Thomson Reuters building in New York, will bring together journalists, pre-K to grade-12 educators, higher education professors and researchers to create a dialogue around teaching media literacy and providing the tools needed to develop critical thinking skills around news and the media.
Reuters and NAMLE are hosting the event on the first day of Media Literacy Week, taking place November 6 through November 10, 2017 and highlighting the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. The event will aim to spread awareness about the importance of media literacy and offer discussion around how to teach today’s youth to understand the environment in which they live, how to ask the right questions and how to think critically.
“As facts and misinformation become increasingly entangled, media literacy has never been more important," said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler. "As journalists, we have an obligation to help people distinguish between accurate and inaccurate information. Understanding where information comes from is a critical skill, one that Reuters is committed to fostering around the world. This partnership with NAMLE will allow us to share our ideas and experiences with educators."
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