Democracy Now! Invites Your Students to Visit the Studio July 17, 2012

Democracy Now! hosts educational class visits to their green studio in New York.

The award-winning news program Democracy Now! has a Teaching Democracy Now! initiative which includes hosting high school and college class visits to its green studio in New York.

Seniors from Benjamin Banneker Academy in Brooklyn talk with Amy Goodman during a visit to Democracy Now! studio in earlier November, 2011.

The teachers and students have the opportunity to enter the control room of this live daily radio-TV-Internet broadcast minutes before going on air, watch the broadcast, and go on a behind-the-scenes tour where they will be introduced to the daily process and demands of producing a live news program.

Afterward students participate in a custom-tailored workshop led by Democracy Now!’s experienced staff, where the need for independent news, investigative reporting and alternative media are discussed.

In addition to having a first-hand learning experience, students leave with practical knowledge of how they can use Democracy Now!’s extensive audio/video on-line historic archive as a research tool in their studies.

Watch a 2-minute clip about the Democracy Now! Tour

For more information about this free opportunity, or to schedule your class visit, email and include the information listed below. There is a lot of interest in these tours so not all requests can be accommodated.

  • Full name and contact information
  • School name
  • Class subject
  • Class year
  • Number of students
  • Date(s) and time(s) available
  • Would you like to view a live broadcast? (students must arrive at 7:30am)
  • In order for the students to get the most out of their experience, write a few sentences about the topics they are currently studying.
Not visiting New York anytime soon? Then you can bring Democracy Now! to your classroom by tuning in to a local station or using one of the archived programs. The programs are also available in Spanish.
View resources and lessons on the Zinn Education Project website that include interviews from Democracy Now!

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