The New York Times turns 161!
By Kristen on September 18th, 2012
Today, The New York Times celebrates its 161st birthday! Amid all the talk of newspapers closing or downsizing over the past few years, it’s sort of amazing to think that this same publication has been gracing front stoops, breakfast tables, and desktops for such a long time! When I think back to some of the most iconic news days during my lifetime, I can nearly always picture the headline and photo from the front page of the Times that day.
A few months ago, Dante wrote a great post here about news literacy and what that means for young people who are growing up in a world saturated with news media, especially during an Election year. Even as adults, the messages and reports that we’re bombarded with on a daily basis can be confusing to interpret and it can be difficult to decide who to trust. Dante offered some great resources in his post for finding reliable and balanced news, which any parent or teacher looking for materials for their kids and students can use.
Also don’t forget to check out The New York Times Upfront, which is part of our Scholastic Classroom Magazines publications! The magazine is geared toward high school students, and features articles that are adapted from The New York Times for the teen audience. It’s a great way to get teens excited and informed about the news!
How do you get your kids or students excited about keeping up with the news?
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