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News from The LAMP! Our February Illuminations Newsletter

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The LAMP Illuminations
February 2010
In This Issue
Spotlight: Chesley Andrews, The LAMP’s Web Designer
Highlight: “Digital Nation” Reviewed
Gaslight: February in Media History

News from The LAMP!
LAMPcampThe LAMP is all set for its spring programs with Rooftop Filmsand Brooklyn Technical High School, as well as PS 107 and other pilot workshops. We’ve also been working on our library of free LAMPlit resource guides, as we’ve put out a revised version of Beginner’s Guide to Going Online and recently published Check Out the News!, our guide to basic news literacy. Visit our Resources page to download both of them for free today!

And, it’s the perfect time to schedule LAMPcamp–The LAMP’s media literacy summer intensive launched last summer for teens. Check out our LAMPcamp videos, and email us or call 718-789-8170 for more information!

Spotlight: Chesley Andrews, The LAMP’s Web Designer
ChesleyThis month, we interviewed Chesley Andrews, web designer for The LAMP. Last summer she took on the daunting task of overhauling our website, and launched her own studio,Dossier. We talked to her about her inspiration, how she approaches her projects and the business of web design.Click here for the interview!

Highlight: “Digital Nation” Reviewed

Digital NationOn February 2nd, PBS Frontlinepremiered “Digital Nation,” the follow-up to writer/producer Rachel Dretzin‘s “Growing Up Online” (Douglas Rushkoff also shares writer/producer credit here). Emily Long, The LAMP’s Communications Director, wrote about the documentary on The LAMPpost, plus her “compelling review” caught the eye of HASTAC. DId you watch “Digital Nation”? Tell us your thoughts on The LAMPpost!

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in Media History

In honor of Black History Month, The LAMP dedicatesFebruary’s Gaslight to African American pioneers in journalism.
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