Global News VILLAGE





About this website

The Global News VILLAGE is designed to support a team project assignment given in LAS 101: Global Awareness, as part of the Global Studies Initiative of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

It was developed and written by Dawn Schmitz, who holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. This tutorial was her major project as the Post-Doctoral Fellow for Digital Information Literacy at the UIUC Library, a position supported jointly by the UIUC Library and the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, the Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at UIUC, directed the project. It was her idea to create a tutorial that would support courses in the Global Studies Initiative. Lynne Rudasill, librarian for Political Science and Global Studies at UIUC, came up with the idea of focusing the tutorial on finding and understanding news from around the world.

The template for the site was designed by Brandy Agerbeck. Additional graphics and technical help were provided by Merinda Hensley.





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