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Share Your Love of Music with FILTER

After spending years at major record labels marketing some of the biggest pop artists during the 1990s, Alan Miller and Alan Sartirana wanted to promote music outside of the boy band/teen queen craze that was taking over America. The result was Filter Music Media, a company that, according to its website, was created to “expose music in new and effective ways, with an unwavering commitment to credibility and integrity.” The company expanded into publishing in 2002 with FILTER magazine, which currently has 85,000 readers and is available on newsstands in over 10 countries.

Eager to share your love of music and writing style with FILTER editors? “Be creative and show us who you are,” said editor-in-chief Pat McGuire. The pub offers opportunities for freelance writers who make lasting impressions.

For pitching etiquette and editors’ contact info, read How To Pitch: FILTER.

Sherry Yuan

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The News Literacy Project: Bringing Accountability Into the Classroom

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Vivian Schiller, Soledad O’Brien and Alan Miller Photo via Meredith Goncalves

Last night, Time Warner hosted a litany of major media players, all gathered in support of The News Literacy Project. Founded by Alan Miller, who left his investigative reporter position at the Los Angeles Times to do the unthinkable – teach students to think critically about the barrage of information thrown at them on the Internet — the program attracted the attention of board members like NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, CNN‘s Soledad O’Brien and Paul Mason, formerly of ABC News. Also on hand yesterday evening was The New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., one of the evening’s co-hosts and participants in last night’s silent auction to raise money for the NLP.

Launched last spring, the NLP brings journalists from across the media world to social studies, English, and history classes in middle and high schools in New York City, Maryland, and Chicago where they teach students how to think critically and pick out reliable information from the overwhelming amount of news that bombards them every day.

Last night’s fundraiser included panels with some of the inaugural members of the program, including Anabel Rivas, a graduate of New York’s Facing History School (one of the three public schools that participated in the first NLP program), as well as Facing History’s principal Gillian Smith, Vice Principal Mark Otto and AP English teacher Kristina Wylie, whose classroom was one of the first to benefit from the News Literacy Program.

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