For budding journalists in Chicago, a novel DePaul program, Pasos al Futuro, exposes Latino high schoolers to media literacy through print and broadcast assignments, making understanding the news into a fun, hands-on experience. The Pasos program falls under the Latino Media & Communication program, which focuses on an awareness and appreciation of culture through Latino-focused courses in Public Relations and Advertising, Intercultural Communication, Journalism, and Media and Cinema Studies. Pasos itself has two components: a winter symposium that serves to introduce high school students to what journalists do, and a summer workshop that lets them learn about the business firsthand.
"Seeing the World Through the Lens of News: Pasos al Futuro teaches Latino high schoolers about media literacy through hands-on journalism,"
22014, Article 3.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-magazine/vol1/iss22014/3