News Literacy

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Welcome to the News Literacy Wiki for Journalism 101 at the Reynolds School of Journalism. We will use this wiki to collaboratively record class sessions as well as summarize and discuss the readings.

To participate on this wiki, you'll need to join Wikispaces. I will send an invitation to the email address you provide in class; follow the instructions you receive and you should be able to then edit these pages. If you have any trouble, please email me (

Wikis are a form of software that allow anyone who is registered to edit text on the site. The software keeps track of who made each edit, at what time and the content. Just use the toolbar above to format your text and add links. You can also embed video, audio, tables and other content.

Please contribute to creating a summary of every class meeting and assigned reading. In addition to collaboratively creating as complete a summary as possible, you can also add highlights, links, related material and questions. This will create an excellent study guide for the midterm and final as well as provide a way to help all of us learn more together.

“A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life - what people are interested in. That's journalism.” -Burton Rascoe