Media Literacy,

Freedom of the press requires journalists to be ethical, accurate and fair in their coverage. Freedom of the press demands readers expect reporters to respect their subjects, sources and readers, following a story to inform honestly. Users of news must also think and apply guidelines for identifying true from fake news. As stated in The Post’s masthead: Democracy Dies in Darkness.







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Natural and man-made changes in environmental conditions have daily, seasonal and long-term effect on local and global life. Actions of individuals and governments can impact threatened and endangered species.

    

Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service includes looking back at its founding, enjoying the current protected areas — parks, monuments, historic trails and recreational areas, presidential museums, seashores, marine sanctuaries — and expanding conservation for future generations. 

America through the African American lens encourages a visit to the new Smithsonian museum on the National Mall, interaction with artifacts there and in your community, and dialogue with our history and culture.

During the presidential election years, students have the opportunity to observe democracy in action — primary votes and caucuses, local speeches and televised debates, spin and social media. Press coverage of candidates through editorial boards, reporters, photographers and commentators serves the public's right to know in order to make their own decisions.

Forming and asking questions is an essential skill of reporters. It has application in many life situations and career paths.

The religion beat crosses over many areas — from art to conflicts at home and around the globe, to tourism and zoos. 

The Washington Post Magazine informs, entertains and provides new perspectives and approaches to better living. Scholastic journalists can find models and inspiration to enhance their community coverage.

Media credibility is lost when media fails to seek the truth and falls short on the public's demand for accuracy, balance and clarity in their reporting. Media publishes corrections and encourages dialogue with its readers.

The editor directs content of a publication, influences the working environment, and develops staff members’ skills. In this guide we focus on lessons we can learn from the life of Ben Bradlee, the legendary editor of The Washington Post, and the job of scholastic editors.

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