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Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is seeking applications!

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The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund provides grants to independent filmmakers in the Chicago area for projects intended for online distribution. Proposals will be accepte

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Often when preparing students to interview subjects for articles and documentary projects the focus is on getting students to generate a list of questions. Perhaps it’s more important to determine what the students really want to know and how they intend to engage their subjects in meaningful dialogue to get the answers they seek.

Field Notes: Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project

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Over the next few months, C-JAM will be interviewing veteran media education professionals in the Chicago area to provide some insights and inspiration for our C-JAM educators. Our first interview in the Field Notes series is with Peter Adams, National Education Director and Chicago Program Manager for the News Literacy Project. The News Literacy Project is a program dedicated to help America's young people think critically about the information they come across and become more well-informed students and citizens.

Getting Started – “Our Own Actions” A Documentary Project

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Last fall, Anjanette Lipsett’s 7th-grade English class at Mt. Vernon Elementary School approached the subject of youth violence by creating a short documentary, “Our Own Actions”.

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"What is News" is an introductory activity that asks youth to take on the role as the editor as a way to learn about how decisions in determining what makes a story newsworthy.

C-JAM Educator Equipment Fund 2012 Awardees

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The Chicago Journalism, Art and Media Project is proud to announce the 2012 C-JAM Project awards! Over $40,000 of media equipment grants will be awarded to 35 Chicago schools and nonprofits this year. Equipment package grants are intended to further Chicago-area educators’ use of media with young people (for news gathering, interviewing, documentary, community exploration, etc.) both in schools and community-based settings. 

C-JAM Educator Equipment Fund 2012 Awardees