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Iowan Creates App to Teach News Literacy

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In the second half of today's River To River, we take a look at news literacy, especially for future generations. Iowa author and former reporter Colleen Branford Krantz joins us to discuss a new mobile app she designed to help schools and parents teach young students how to navigate the news, called News Tutor.

This app shows how to find high quality, reliable reporting, in an age where a sensational Tweet or YouTube video can dominate the news cycle. Also joining the discussion is Leslie Pralle Keehn, who works as a technology integration consultant and educator.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River