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Our Mission

The Institute for Storycraft and Information Gathering (ISIG)  helps young people improve their ability to evaluate and share information, and to tell credible, compelling non-fiction stories through programs that support news literacy, storycraft, and information evaluation.

These skills are essential to ensuring a vibrant, enduring civil society. 

2024 Fireside Chats

May 22, 2024, Washington, D.C.

September 24,  2024, New York, N.Y.

2024 Annual Forum

September 21, 2024

Tufts University, Medford, MA
Details to be Announced Soon.

 

We’re pursuing these goals through supplementary educational programs at the university and K-12 levels, which are based on expertise from accomplished professionals in a variety of fields. 

Our projects include university forums, where students and community members learn from professionals in media, communications, education, and related fields.

We’re also creating mentoring services for campus journalists and other students who need help with writing, photography, and video.

And we’re launching after-school enrichment programs that teach news literacy and journalism skills to grade-school students.  

 

The Best of Geoff Edgers

ISIG's 2023 inaugural forum featured keynote speaker Geoff Edgers, the Washington Post’s National Arts Reporter. Listen to what Geoff has to say about telling stories about arts and culture.  

Newspapers

What You Should Know: FAST FACTS

38.2 %

News consumers in the United States who had ever unknowingly shared fake news or information on social media.

Number of Americans living in areas that have no local news source.

Source: The Week

70 Million

1 in 3

Number of college students who say they are “regular users” of generative AI writing tools at school.

Thank you to our supporters!

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