Visiting Democracy Now! is an extraordinary learning opportunity that we provide free to College level students and to New York City public schools. If you are interested in exposing your students to independent journalism in action, current events in context, media literacy, and stories about active citizenry, contact us to schedule a visit. Since fall 2011 we have hosted more than 70 classes a year from across the U.S. and the world, ranging from elementary to graduate students.
To watch the live broadcast students must arrive at 7:30am. Students will visit our control room, then watch the show from 8 to 9am. The Broadcast is followed by a discussion about independent news and investigative journalism. When available show guests and/or Amy Goodman will join in as we discuss show content prompting your students to ask questions and think critically about the news they consume, and learn the meaning of independent media. Class visits end with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Democracy Now! studio. A class visit to Democracy Now! is a unique way to demystify the news media.
We can comfortably accommodate up to 25 people and ask for a minimum of 10 people for a visit. We are open to multiple visits should you have a greater number of students.
Visits to our studio end at 10:30am. (If you cannot make it at 7:30am, we can offer a slightly different visit as late as 2pm, but encourage you to come during the live broadcast as it is a more effective learning experience.) If you visit us after the broadcast we will design a media literacy workshop for your class.
To learn more, watch a 2-minute video about the Democracy Now! Class Visits
Can’t make it to our New York City studio? A virtual visit is the next best option. Bring Teach Democracy Now! to your classroom via video chat. The Democracy Now! Education team has conducted numerous virtual media literacy workshops and conversations with classrooms from Chicago, to Madrid, Spain and elsewhere. We will work with you to design a custom-tailored virtual workshop relevant to your students. Virtual workshops must be scheduled between 9am and 3pm U. S. Eastern Standard Time.