Student Journalists Investigate the Future of E-Books
This semester, students at Manhattan middle school, De La Salle Academy, worked with the News Literacy Project to create a multimedia website investigating the future of e-books. The News Literacy Project is a non-profit educational program that mobilizes journalists to teach students the critical-thinking skills that will enable them to be smarter and more frequent consumers and creators of credible information across all media and platforms.
Working with seven volunteer journalists, including WFUV News Director George Bodarky, the De La Salle students learned to research and report stories, shoot and edit audio and video, and take still photos to accompany their stories. Their work, covering the impact of e-books on education, business and health is now live at Where's the Bookshelf? Besides George Bodarky, participating journalists included NLP journalist fellows Kristina Budelis and Nilkanth Patel of The New Yorker, Margaret "Peggy" Collins of Bloomberg, Melissa Maguire of NY1 News , Lam Thuy Vo of NPR's "Planet Money" and Jonathan Woods of TIME Magazine.
WFUV's George Bodarky worked with the journalism students at the De La Salle Academy on an audio report looking into the reading habits of New York City commuters. Listen to the story below.