Local Teens Taught Media Literacy and Have Their Voices Heard
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – OneNation Media Services is pleased to announce its summer writing workshop offered to area teens. Journalism & Technology Academy will be held July 23 through July 27 on the Fontana Campus of Chaffey College. The program is made possible thanks to the financial support of Transcendence, a local nonprofit organization that provides financial support to other community based organizations with similar objectives. In addition, Chaffey College is making available a computer lab where students will conduct online research and complete their written projects while class is in session. Journalism & Technology Academy is open to middle and high school students in the Inland Empire. The curriculum is designed to promote media literacy and includes modules on newspaper writing, media ethics and Internet safety. Participating students are groomed to become staff writers for Face 2 Face, a bi-monthly magazine published by OneNation Media Services. “We look forward to working with students and exposing them to multiple media platforms,” said Sheri Stuart, executive director of OneNation Media Services. “At its broadest level, this program is designed to develop youth as critical thinkers and discerning users of mass media. Our goal is to broaden their perspectives about the communities in which they live and engage them in thoughtful dialogue on wide-ranging social issues such as poverty, education reform and human rights violations,” said Stuart.
The first session will be held Monday, July 23 at Chaffey College located at 16855 Merrill Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335. Participants may register online at www.onenationmedia.org or call 909.657.0578, ext. 1., to request an application or inquire about the registration fee. Scholarships are made possible by Transcendence, a long-time sponsor of the program.