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What is the Lede-ing Story? 

It's an online dialogue or learning event centred around a question, an issue or a story that deserves discussion. 

The Dialogues are designed for students to discuss and learn about all things news and media from journalists and other experts. Our goal is to facilitate these conversations and bring adults and students to a platform where they engage on these topics as equals.

Who attends these Dialogues?

Open to any and all students, educators and adults interested to know more about these fields and engage with like minds on these topics.

Where and When do the Dialogues take place?

The Dialogues are monthly, online events. Each event will explore a different topic with a different panel of experts.

How do I sign up for the Dialogues?

You can sign up on this Google Form.

Why is it called the Lede-ing story?

The lede is a journalistic writing term that refers to the opening sentence or paragraph of a news story. It's used to summarise the most important aspects of the story. Given that we wish to have conversations on media literacy and journalism, we went with a punny name that can get us started!


Bonus tip: For a simple structure to write a lede, look at the words underlined in the headings of this concept note, and use them to tell your readers details about your stories!

Join us for our upcoming dialogue on Sunday, 29th October

Sharing Circle : News & its Impact on Mental Health

Do news stories — especially those that revolve around loss, destruction, death — evoke feelings of worry and dread? Does the news cycle make you feel anxious? Do news reports — be it on newspapers, television, or social media — make you want to disengage with the world? Do you wish you could engage with the news in ways that feel sustainable, mindful, and kinder to yourself? 


Join us as we host a sharing circle to address all of these and more! 


In our sharing circle, we will — 

  • explore the impact of the news on our mental health and wellbeing 

  • create a safe space to express our feelings about what is happening in the world now

  • explore ways to soothe ourselves and take care of our wellbeing



WHEN: October 29th, 2023; 11.30AM to 1PM

FOR WHOM: Students in grades 8-12

Participation in the Dialogue is free of cost.

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