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Students Record “Check It” Before Signing Off

Before wrapping up their semester-long Journalism class, students recorded the following song about the importance of checking your facts before you publish your stories. Lyrics by Theodore. The song is sung to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” “Check It” They told me that my facts better be clear If they’re not you might […]

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Video: Consumers Divided on E-Books

The following video report was a collaborative effort of the News Literacy Project, De La Salle journalism students Bianca, Alma and Megan and NLP journalist fellow Kristina Budelis of The New Yorker. Consumers Divided on E-Books from De La Salle Academy on Vimeo. James Temos is a former book store manager who now sells books on the […]

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Video: Could E-Books Threaten Future of Children’s Bookstore?

The following video report was a collaborative effort of the News Literacy Project, De La Salle journalism students Ariana, John, Joyce, Leslie, Theodore and Yorlibeth and NLP journalist fellow Lam Thuy Vo of NPR’s “Planet Money.” Economic Effect of E-Book Boom from De La Salle Academy on Vimeo. Bank Street Bookstore is an independent children’s bookstore […]

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Video: Eye Health Comes into Focus with Increase in E-Readers

The following video report was a collaborative effort of the News Literacy Project, De La Salle Academy journalism students Tayun, Maliha, Zipporah, Domenique and NLP journalist fellow Margaret “Peggy” Collins of Bloomberg News. Effect of E-Books on Vision from De La Salle Academy on Vimeo. Nowadays the issue of eye health is coming into focus as digital […]

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Video: Author Peter Brett on Digital Rights Management

by John Digital Rights Management (DRM) is technology that limits the way electronic files are copied. It is intended to limit piracy, which is the practice of obtaining and distributing copyrighted material on the Web for free. DRM also ensures that authors and publishers are paid properly; however, some people think that they should be […]

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Albert Greco

Audio: Book Expert on the Future of Textbooks

By Megan E-books are continually evolving and improving. Instead of looking at a still image, one can now look at an image that moves and has sound. It is just like having a hands-on experience.  Readers are  able to interact with what they are reading or watching. This could be a valuable experience for students. […]

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Could Tablets Replace Textbooks?

By Domenique Students often complain about heavy book bags because they are carrying many thick textbooks; however, the days of heavy book bags may be drawing to a close. NY1 reported on a new solution to this problem in its “App Company Wants School Districts To Use Tablets As Free Textbook Libraries” story.  Net Texts is currently […]

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“Shirley Sherrod: The Full Video” Response

By Leslie In the unedited video of her speech, Shirley Sherrod talked about how she overcame the difficulty of race and separating people by race. Sherrod realized she should not think about what race her clients were when they came to her for help, nor should she favor one race over another.  She realized that it was […]

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Audio: Commuters Increasingly Turn to E-Readers

Many people escape the hustle and bustle of big city life by diving into a good book during their commute. But what makes for better subway reading material–digital or traditional books? As we found when we hit the New York City subways during the afternoon rush, that depends on whom you ask. The following audio […]

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Traditional Books–Are They Better for Children?

By Bianca Beth Puffer, Manager of the Bank Street Bookstore, states why her business has not yet been affected by e-books. She explains how traditional, rather than electronic, children’s books are better.

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