Adviser Update Adviser Update Winter 2018 | Page 8

The Need for News Literacy in the Classroom By Matt Scheiner A ccurate reporting without bias that illuminates truths is still the ultimate goal for news organizations. However, personal and professional attacks discrediting the media have become a new national pastime, overshadowing this work. What this means is that young people are living in a world where distrust in the media has become normalized, and in some instances, welcomed. While it is our job as journalism educators to encourage students to form their own