Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Reece, P. & Blackall, D. R. (2007). Making news today: literacy for citizenship. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 15 (3), 46-54.


This paper is a report on an evaluation of the Making News Today project. This project is a partnership involving the University of Wollongong, Apple Computers, WIN Television and participating schools, supported with a grant from the Australian Research Council.

Schools participating in the project are involved in the analysis and creation of news items for television. This evaluation focuses specifically on the potential of the Making News Today project as a vehicle for teaching literacy for citizenship.