Arlington, Va. – The American Press Institute and the Newseum are partnering to celebrate Newspaper In Education Week March 4-8. Held annually during the first full week in March, NIE Week emphasizes the use of newspapers as educational resources in classrooms across a range of subjects.
For NIE Week, the American Press Institute is providing curriculum guides for teachers of all grade levels that cover topics such as media literacy, ethics, fairness and newsgathering. Each lesson is designed to meet Common Core State Standards and includes instructional objectives as well as a list of materials and resources. The guides are available for free download on the API website.
The Newseum provides teacher resources in its Digital Classroom, a multimedia, interactive, cross-disciplinary toolkit for teachers and students that offers high-quality digital media content in a curriculum-based structure for middle, high school and college classes. The flexible and interactive material – offered in conjunction with the Newseum’s Education Department – meet national standards of learning and give students a deeper understanding of the five freedoms of the First Amendment.
“With so many sources of news and information at their disposal, young people more than ever need to be educated media consumers,” said Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute. “This curriculum is designed to help educators accomplish that. It makes use of original, professional journalism produced by local newspapers and combines it with the Newseum’s educational resources for something that is timely, real and proven in schools.”
API is the trusted source for career and leadership development for the newsmedia industry in North America and around the world, helping companies innovate and leaders realize their full potential. Founded in 1946 by the late Sevellon Brown, editor and publisher of the Providence Journal, API was created to fill a need for industry-specific management education. Since then, thousands of newsmedia industry professionals and journalism educators have relied on API for their career development. Today, API brings diverse talents and deep experience to each program and initiative, with one thing in common: a passion to serve, inspire and lead our industry. Information about API and its programs may be found at www.americanpressinstitute.org.
About the Newseum
The mission of the Newseum is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through education, information and entertainment. One of the top attractions in Washington, D.C., the Newseum’s 250,000-square-foot news museum offers visitors a state-of-the-art experience that blends news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. The Newseum is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded, in part, by The Freedom Forum. The First Amendment Center at the Newseum and in Nashville and The Diversity Institute serve as forums for the study and exploration of the First Amendment. For more information, visit newseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.