News in education Netherlands (NIE) aims to promote the use of news media in education. It offers teachers and their pupils access to news media and learning programs.
Nieuws in de klas (News in the classroom) was founded in 1976 by the then Dutch Newspaper Publishers’ Association NDP (currently the Dutch Trade Organization for News Media Companies, NDP Nieuwsmedia).
Now 3 objectives to promote:
through newsmedia in education.
NIE programs promote and facilitate education with and about
news media by:
Services are available to teachers in:
Availability of services in Netherlands:
Throughout entire school year
… are essential tools in improving language and information skills
… are vital instruments in improving citizenship and democracy
… are crucial sources
for understanding how media work (media literacy)
… are now media (both in print and digital)
… reading newspapers, i.e. using the news needs to be learnt / taught: it takes media education to improve media literacy.
NIE programs stimulate young people to inform themselves about both what’s going on in the world, and the way news media report about it by reflecting on the 5 W’s: what, who, when, where, why?
This will enable them to:
Media literate citizens (know how to) use news media.
Media literacy and media education programs often focus on:
Very little attention is paid to the importance of critically dealing with content.
Applying the 5 W’s to news messages:
What happened, when, and where, who was involved and why?
Applying the 5 W’s to authors/sources:
Applying the 5 W’s to news production:
What am I going to write and why? When and where will I publish it? Who is my audience? And how do I approach the issue (style)