Peter Brooks receives 1st place in AEJMC teaching contest


IAS faculty member Peter Brooks received 1st place in a teaching contest sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Submissions were blindly reviewed for teaching activities that addressed ethical journalism and media literacy.

Brooks' submission, "The Summerwind Simulation," is an activity that he's facilitated in IAS at UW Bothell in BIS 235: Critical Media Literacy. In the simulation, students hold different positions for a fictional, smallish-town newspaper called The Summerwind Post. The students navigate both the written and organizational side of producing a small-town newspaper, while taking into consideration ethical choices.

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