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Sarah Jones Breaks It Down: A Kids News Podcast

By Mary Field, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

News pod for kids highlights media literacy; some violence.

Podcast News A Kids Company About Average run time: 9 minutes
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The podcast is and outstanding resource for news and media literacy. Sarah Jones Breaks it Down provides interesting and newsworthy information while teaching listeners about journalism. Jones' career exemplifies a highly achieving journalist who's making an impact on the world through her work and empowering the next generation to do the same. Her travels and experiences lead to untold stories and fascinating information about things happening around the world.

The relatively short episodes leave room for discussion between adults and kids to promote further understanding of the topics. The content gives listeners info that can be further discussed at the dinner table, in a classroom, or during a car ride to support kids in understanding relevant news through fact-based journalistic reporting. The interviews and voices of diverse people Jones highlights bring a human-centered feel to the stories shared. Through these people, listeners are offered the opportunity to empathize and understand the direct impact of situations or events on peoples' lives.

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