Freshman Seminar

Workshop with Baruch College, Freshman Seminar, November, 2011, New York City, NY:

The Youth and Media Team is collaborating on a series of news literacy projects with Geanne Rosenberg, professor at Baruch College and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center. On November 3rd and 9th, The YaM Team and Professor Rosenberg led a freshmen seminar at Baruch College in Manhattan on the topic of searching, evaluating, and sharing online news content. The seminar, a result of several months of collaborative planning between the YaM team, Professor Rosenberg, and other Baruch faculty, was delivered to the college’s entire entering class of some 400 students. Students were engaged with questions such as: What online news content do you trust and why? How can the Internet be a boon and hazard in our search for information? How can the information you share online reflect your own professional credibility?

The YaM Team and Professor Rosenberg continue to plan projects on these topics and are designing an innovative program for high school aged youth in the future. Look below for photos from our trip to Baruch College.