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Ensuring a rounded education

This is an exciting time for schools teaching media and information literacy. The current interest in the news, particularly ‘fake news’, means that ‘the news’ and critical literacy skills...

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Do you want the good news or the bad news? By John Dabell

  What makes the news? When the news makes the news then that really is news! Put simply, the news has never more been ‘in the news’. Over the...

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Visual Literacy by John Dabell

Children are consuming images at an extraordinary rate and it is therefore imperative that they learn how to ‘read’ them and develop the skills of exploration, critique and reflection....

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Picture News win ‘New Business of the Year’ at the Press Business Awards!

At the Press Business Awards last week, Picture News were announced the winner of the ‘New Business of the Year’ category. Around 30 different companies were shortlisted and whittled...

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words? by John Dabell

We have been producing images for thousands of years and long before the written word was introduced. Prehistoric or primitive art was a form of communication through images and...

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The News Is Fake, Totally Fake by John Dabell

False, bogus, phony,  sham, hoax, artificial, mock, pseudo, spurious….take your pick but the one word that has upended all of these synonyms is ‘fake’ and it’s a word we...

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Picture News Autumn Workshops

Following the success of our spring and summer workshops, we’ve decided to run a few more for the autumn term! We’re running our ‘Using the News to Inspire Young...

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Picture News – a resource for dialogic classrooms by John Dabell

Great News It’s back to school and that means you will be getting your classroom ‘ready’ but what do you display? How you design your classroom matters because this...

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Reflecting on a year of posters…

As we move closer to the summer break and move through the final weeks of term, we’ve been thinking about our posters and news stories from the year and asking...

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Pupil premium and the real world

If you work in education it’s highly likely that you are aware of pupil premium funding, perhaps your school has become hugely reliant on this additional income stream in...

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Night Zookeeper – Partnership

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with the fantastic online writing tool Night Zookeeper. At Picture News, we are passionate about using both images and current...

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Picture News on tour!

This week we ran our first “Picture News: Using the news to inspire young minds” workshops in Pontefract and Hull, we were delighted with the engagement and positivity from...

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