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ABC 7 Chicago Weekend Watch

January 3, 2021 @ 8:45 am

On Saturday’s regular BGA appearance on the ABC-7 Weekend Watch segment, Director of Investigations John Chase will wrap up National News Literacy Week (Jan. 25 – 29) with a discussion of  how news consumers can figure out what information sources to trust.

He’ll also discuss a great opportunity to learn news literacy and teach it to others. The Better Government Association is proud to be participating in NewsLitCamp Feb. 5. This educators-focused event is hosted by the News Lit Project, a national education nonprofit offering training to teachers on how to decipher credible journalism from misinformation.

Chase and senior investigative reporter Alejandra Cancino join friends at Block Club Chicago, Chicago Defender, ProPublica Illinois, and Rockford Register Star for NewsLitCamp. They’ll share insights with teachers on the inner workings of investigative journalism. They’ll also teach how to identify and understand news media bias.

If you’re an Illinois educator and want to find out more about the News Lit Project’s NewsLitCamp, see details and registration information here.