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Are you a librarian or journalist interested in spreading news and information literacy in your community?

Apply Today! A training session for presenting an adult program on “Knowing News” is being held at the Portage Public Library in Portage, WI on May 15th, 2018 from 10am until 3pm.

Mini-grants of $400 are available for pairs of librarians and journalists (one of each) to attend the peer to peer training session on recognizing and engaging with formal “news”.

Applications are due by April 10th, 2018
Applicants with a third sponsoring community partner will receive preference in funding. Partnerships can include social organizations (Rotary, Kiwanis, Junior Leagues, etc.) or social venues (local restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, etc.)

Participant teams will have until December 30th, 2018 to offer their local program. Please indicate if you can offer more than one local program.

Continuing Education Credits Available
5 CE credits available for participation in the Knowing News Project
KnowingNewsCE.pdf

Apply online or
Download and Submit  Application & Budget Form 

To: Wisconsin Center for the Book
c/o Dr. Joyce Latham latham@uwm.edu

Please note: You will be asked to attach a short budget justification (see sample budget form) to indicate how the funds will be used. Funds can be used to support travel to the training day and incidentals associated with the offering of the program.Please indicate travel details for each participant (mileage, hotel room if necessary).

“Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Apply

Knowing News Adult Programming Application

  • Please include name and contact details
  • Please submit a short budget justification to indicate how funds will be used. Funds can be used to support travel to the training day and incidentals associated with the offering of the program. Please indicate travel details for each participant (mileage, hotel room if necessary).

“Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Training Day

“Knowing News” Training Day at Portage Public Library

Location:
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater Street
Portage, WI 53901

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lunch: Will be provided to grant recipients

Broad Outline of the day: Begin with coffee / tea / donuts

Morning: Content Based

  • Why it matters: the experiment in democracy and the need for valid information
  • Why this partnership: The shared values of journalists and librarians
  • Exercise in news identification
  • How does a story happen: the process of journalism (David Haynes)
    • Invite observations from participating journalists
  • How to read a story: information literacy (Joyce M. Latham)
    • Invite observations from participating librarians

Lunch speaker

Afternoon: Process Based

Facilitation (Dr. Katherine Wilson)

  • Managing the room / venue
    • Preliminary discussion rules
    • Moving mike / talking stick
    • Timer on comments
  • Recording the process / flip charts
    • Shared language / documentation
  • Support materials
    • Newseum handouts (ESCAPE poster / talking points)
    • Bookmarks
    • How-to …
  • Practice sessions
  • Summary and evaluations

Speakers

Joyce M. Latham, is Director, Wisconsin Center for the Book, and Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, UWM.  Joyce was a long time public librarian and teaches Adult Services for the school.

David D. Haynes is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s editorial page editor.

Dr. Katherine Wilson has served as Executive Director of the Zeidler Center since April 2013.  She holds a PhD from the UWM. Passionate about community building at both the local and global level, Katherine works with small and large groups to facilitate civil discourse, mediate conflict, and train facilitators.

Resources

Continuing Education Credits Available
5 CE credits available for participation in the Knowing News Project
KnowingNewsCE.pdf