ERIC Number: ED341979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul-22
Reference Count: N/A
Covering the Literacy Story: A Primer for Journalists on a Major Social Issue. Results of the Reporters' Workshop on Literacy (Arlington, Virginia, July 22, 1990). A Gannet Foundation "Instant Replay" Conference Report.
Gannett Foundation, Arlington, VA.
This report condenses discussions held at the 1990 Reporters' Workshop on Literacy, attended by about 40 journalists and other professionals. The workshop's purpose was to help journalists dig beneath the traditional "Johnny can't read" stories to report on the serious social implications of illiteracy in America. Following an introduction, the report is presented in nine brief sections in telegraphic style. The sections are: (1) Why cover literacy? (2) Who will read literacy stories? (3) How not to cover literacy; (4) Effective approaches; (5) Fast facts about literacy; (6) List of resources; (7) Quotes; (8) List of workshop participants; and (9) Brief description of the Gannett Foundation. (SR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gannett Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Note: Workshop presented during the American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Conference in Literacy (Washington, DC, July 22, 1990). The workshop was also co-sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors Literacy Committee and the Education Writers Association.