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Angie Pitt

Project Director
NewsWise

Angie launched NewsWise, a media literacy project from the Guardian Foundation, National Literacy Trust and PSHE Association, in 2018. NewsWise teaches 9-11 year olds about news: what it is, what it does, how to navigate things like fake news, bias, speculation, and opinion, and how to create your own reports on your own words for a real audience.

Angie has years of experience running youth and outreach programmes and teaching media literacy skills to both young people and teachers. Before working at the Guardian Foundation Angie was Head of Youth Programmes at Girlguiding, Outreach Manager for Radio 1 & Radio1Xtra and Schools Producer for BBC News School Report. Angie has also worked in news production, researching and creating tv, radio and written news reports.

Angie is passionate about giving young people from diverse backgrounds and communities the opportunity to expand their horizons and have a voice in the mainstream media. She is a voluntary member of the Changing Faces ‘Face Equality in Schools’ Advisory Board and also volunteers for the Blue Cross Education team, teaching children how to look after and be safe around animals.

Session

Media Literacy for journalists: new tools and new ways to fight misinformation with their audiences

Greek National Opera (ground floor)

How can newsrooms and journalists take ownership of promoting transparency in their work? What role should platforms have in facing media literacy challenges and how can we reinforce the responsibility of journalists towards engaging the public to fight misinformation? What new tools are out there to support media literacy in readers? During this panel with […]

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