Journalism in a Digital Age

Use the documentary film Reporter to explore the changing landscape of journalism and challenge students to consider their roles as creators and consumers of news.

Our film excerpts, viewers’ guide, and lesson ideas gathered here will help you support students as they investigate the film’s complex questions about the changing landscape of journalism, students’ responsibilities as consumers of news, and what it means to be an engaged global citizen.

How do you tell a story that gets people to care about an issue?

How can words and images be used to inspire people to take action to help others?

How can new media be used as a tool for civic participation and social action?

These are some of the questions journalists consider every day. And they do so during a time in history when there is an unprecedented surge of new digital tools for mass communication available to them. New media creates opportunities and challenges for journalists and this website helps students explore these questions and issues by examining the film, Reporter.

From left to right, foreground: photographer and teacher Will Okun, medical student Leana Wen, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof, and filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzgar


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Use this guide with the film, Reporter, featuring New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof to help students explore what it means to be a global citizen in the information age.

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