The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has issued a Request for Ideas to individuals and organizations interested in helping to discover Why News Matters. The application, due April 2, 2012, is now live and can be accessed online.
In March, we will be hosting two in-person informational sessions and a webinar about our news literacy initiative, Why News Matters. Program staff will also be available to answer your questions at the following informational sessions and online Q&A events.
You must register to attend these events. In-person events will be capped at 20 participants. For those who are unable to attend, the sessions will be video recorded and posted for later viewing.
March 9, 2012, 3 pm CT Why News Matters Informational Webinar Featuring Journalism Program Director Clark Bell and Program Officers Mark Hallett and Janet Liao.
March 16, 2012, 3 pm CT IN-PERSON SESSION Why News Matters Informational Session: Featuring Dean Miller, Director of Stony Brook’s Center for News Literacy. Location: 205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60601. Registration for this event is closed. Please check back soon to view the archived video of the presentation. March 27, 2012, 3 pm CT IN-PERSON SESSION Why News Matters Informational Session: Featuring Geanne Rosenberg, Baruch College. Location: 205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60601. This event is full. Registration for this event is closed. If you have other questions or inquiries about Why News Matters, e-mail Aaron Smith (ASmith@McCormickFoundation.org) or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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