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Lamplit: A Guide to Understanding News and Making Good Choices

The Lamp

This LAMPLit is a guide to the news: what news is; where it can be found; how it is produced in different media (print, TV, the Internet, etc.), how it has changed over time and continues to change; and how to evaluate news and to make good choices.  Think of this as a guide to becoming news literate, or media smart.

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The LAMP is a non-profit media literacy education organization dedicated to creating a world of active and critical media participants. We serve nearly 1,000 students in NYC through our hands-on programming and nationwide through our MediaBreaker online critical remix tool, empowering young people to comprehend, create and challenge media messages. With the presidential election this year, The LAMP will be facilitating workshops in which young people talk back to the onslaught of political ads by re-editing the ads and inserting their own critical perspectives, questioning the authorship of the ads, the persuasion techniques, and fact-checking all the misinformation.

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