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News Literacy Project Module 2: Exercising Civic Freedoms

Module Two of the News Literacy Project teaches students about Exercising Civic Freedoms.  This includes investigative journalism and citizen journalism. Module 2 of the News Literacy Project is titled Exercising Civic Freedoms.  It is all about the role the press plays in holding powerful forces in society accountable. The First Amendment:…

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Evaluating The News Literacy Project: A Series

Facebook and news organizations are banding together to fight ‘fake news’ with a new curriculum for schools.  Can we trust them to teach students what news is? ‘Fake News’ has been the hot topic for quite a few months, particularly its role in the 2016 presidential campaign.  Facebook has tried…

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Reports: IRS and DEA Misused Asset Forfeiture

Is Civil Asset Forfeiture really a useful tool in fighting crime?  Two new Inspector General reports on the DEA and the IRS challenge that assumption. If someone decided they wanted your property and showed up with guns to take it, you’d call that a crime.  But if that someone happened…

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Greener Grassroots – Campaign Mail Call

Just about every political candidate uses the postal service to deliver messages to voters. Find out about campaign mail that doesn’t just get tossed. If you’re a frequent voter like me, chances are that you get a lot of mail around election time. Newsletters, brochures, letters, small postcards, large postcards,…