This article describes a project-based academic course, called “Children's News: Theory and Social Involvement”, in which communications undergraduate students worked with fifth graders in Israel to create their own newspapers. This hands-on workshop, developed at Sapir College in the south of Israel, helped children become literate in journalism and Newsmaking. They gained knowledge, writing skills, and self-esteem, as well as a sense of the social impact of journalism. The college students increased their own media literacy, gained pedagogy skills and news editing abilities, and got a glimpse of the point of view of children in a conflict area.
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Gozansky, Y. (2021). How a hands-on workshop offered by communication undergraduates in Israel enhanced fifth graders’ news literacy skills. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 13(1), 131-137. https://doi.org/10.23860/JMLE-2021-13-1-11