Get Smart About Your Press

Get Smart About Your Press: A Community News Literacy Project Quiz

What Is Get Smart About Your Press?

The Get Smart About Your Press (GSAVP) is a community news literacy project that was launched in 2005 by the City of New York. GSAVP provides free, online journalism classes to residents of all ages from elementary school through college level. The program aims at increasing civic awareness and understanding among citizens by teaching them how to read newspapers and magazines.

Who Are They?

The GSAVP is a non-profit organization founded by the city of New York. The mission of the GSAVP is to “promote public interest journalism and improve citizen knowledge and appreciation of local, national, international and global events.” The GSAVP’s staff consists mainly of volunteers who are paid to teach the classes. There are currently over 100 instructors working with their students.

How Do I Take Their Class?

To take the class, you need to register on their website. You will have to provide your name, email address and phone number. After registering, you will receive an invitation to join the GSAVP mailing list where you can stay up-to-date with upcoming classes and other useful information.

How Much Does It Cost?

There are no tuition fees or textbook costs associated with taking the GSAVP classes. The weekly classes meet for one hour per week on Saturday mornings. However, you are expected to do additional reading and writing outside of class.

What Classes Are Offered?

The following classes are offered: Journalism in New York City, Introduction to Journalism, Sports Journalism, Feature Writing, Game Reporting and Covering Major City Events. Some classes are for higher-level students such as Advanced Sports Journalism and Writing for Print and Online.

What Is Covered In The Classes?

The focus of the GSAVP classes is on print journalism, with an emphasis on accuracy, research, writing skills and reporting. While the program is centered in New York City, the assignments can be about events anywhere in the United States or around the world. All classes are taught by professional working journalists or other media workers.

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