For three days this week, Oct. 23-25, educators, journalists, researchers, and all those interested are invited to Philadelphia for “Rebooting the News: Reconsidering an Agenda for American Civic Education.” The goal? To finds ways to bring young people back into a civic mindset–helping them learn how to navigate the news in ways that make them feel more connected to their world.
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Ellen Hume from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Future Civic Media, along with Renee Hobbs, a professor with the Media Education Lab, are among the participants. So far, attendees include journalism professors, students, researchers, and news professionals in radio, online, and print.