By: Naomi Pestana
Three of our Village School students, 7th grader Gigi Ochs and Middle School students Mackenzie Morante and Matthew Song, have been selected by the MediaWise team to be a part of The Poynter Institute’s MediaWise Teen Fact-Checking Network (TFCN). The selected students will join approximately 20 other teens from around the country this summer working to fight misinformation and disinformation online. This opportunity follows an April visit from the MediaWise program who came to our school to teach our Village School 6th, 7th, and 8th graders how to identify misinformation and fake news online and on social media. Founded in 1975, The Poynter Institute is considered to be one of the world’s leading schools for journalism training and education.
Many congrats to Gigi, Mackenzie, and Matthew!
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