Is It News, Or Is It Noise?
Join NPR’s Latino USA to separate fact from frenzy
“News or Noise?” is a dynamic multiplatform radio project encouraging listeners to think critically about the news. A regular segment on Latino USA, an NPR program aired nationwide, it explores top stories in the news cycle around which there is extensive commentary, misinformation, confusion or misunderstanding. Following each “News or Noise?” segment, listeners can test their critical reasoning skills to discern fact from fabrication in an online quiz designed to be used in classes, journalism programs, and by youth programs.
“News or Noise?” runs through the end of 2013, and culminates in a year-end Town Hall event in Chicago for all local participants. The Town Hall event will be presented in partnership with local media outlets including Vocalo.org. Chicago-based groups will also be offered a chance to participate in a journalism workshop with Maria Hinojosa and other members of the Latino USA team.
The first “News or Noise?” online quiz launched on April 5, 2013, with news segments and quizzes launching every 3 weeks (see the schedule.)
How Can My Organization/ Class/ Newsroom Participate?
- All Latino USA listeners nationwide are invited to take the “News Or Noise?” quiz
- Youth journalists, college classes, news literacy programs can be offered an opportunity to ask a question on air or submit a question of their own
- Chicago-based participants will be invited to attend a journalism training workshop
To listen to our series to date and take our quizzes, please visit: http://latinousa.org/category/news-or-noise/
We want your questions! Latino USA is working with several youth journalism and news literacy programs to send questions to be answered on air. The questions must be related to news literacy to be considered for inclusion.
Please fill out this brief form, tell us a little about your program, and if you have access to audio recording equipment to record yourself asking the question. Then someone from Latino USA will be in touch with you shortly!Tweet