Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, announced today that it is partnering with the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) to host an event for U.S. Media Literacy Week.
The event will bring together journalists, educators and students through a series of interactive panels and discussions that will highlight the importance of media literacy, civic engagement and trust in the media.
The event, hosted two days after the midterm elections, aims to educate today’s youth on how to become civically engaged and active in the democratic process. This marks the second year that Reuters and NAMLE have partnered for a U.S. Media Literacy Week event.
“As the line between facts and misinformation continues to be blurred, media literacy is more important than ever,” said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler. “Reuters is committed to teaching the next generation the critical skills needed to determine where information is coming from and whether it is trustworthy. Our partnership with NAMLE allows us the opportunity to work directly with students and educators to share knowledge and experience in a meaningful way.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering again with Reuters during U.S. Media Literacy Week,” said Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of NAMLE. “We are excited to bring together students, teachers, and journalists for an important conversation about the midterm elections, civic engagement, and media literacy.”
This year’s event will take place on the last day of U.S. Media Literacy Week, November 9th, in New York.
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