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Media Partners

Media organizations and journalists are essential partners in the News Literacy Project’s work to help young people confidently navigate today’s challenging information landscape and become responsible digital citizens.

More than 30 news organizations across the United States, from local outlets to internationally known print and digital publications, support NLP. They participate in our work in a variety of ways: by publicly endorsing our mission, hosting or helping to lead our NewsLitCamp® sessions for educators, or donating services or resources. Individual journalists share their expertise through speaking engagements, as the hosts of lessons in our Checkology® virtual classroom, and by joining dozens of fellow journalists as volunteers in our Newsroom to Classroom program.

Is your news organization interested in working with NLP? Contact Miriam Romais, professional engagement manager, at [email protected].

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Journalists: The next generation of news consumers needs you!

When you volunteer with NLP’s Newsroom to Classroom program, your skills and expertise will help students learn to separate fact from fiction and gain an understanding and appreciation for standards-based journalism.

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Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Participating Media Organizations

60 Minutes
ABC News
"ABC News is proud to support the mission of the News Literacy Project," ABC News President Ben Sherwood said. "Theirs is a program that teaches students critical thinking and how to make sense of the constant flow of information in the digital world. Becoming discerning, engaged news consumers will ultimately make their voices and opinions more powerful."

ABC News
New York, NY

Associated Press
“Maintaining and expanding news literacy in the digital age is one of the vital challenges facing democratic societies," said John Daniszewski, vice president for international news at The Associated Press. "Unless new generations are able to consume news critically and to understand the issues that shape public policies and debate, democracy will suffer and ignorance will spread. The Associated Press heartily supports the goals and the mission of the News Literacy Project.’’

Associated Press
New York, NY

Bloomberg
"Robust and successful economies, markets and companies are built on and supported by a vigorous press," said Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News. "Bloomberg News is proud to help students to understand the vital role journalism plays in improving the lives of millions around the globe by increasing transparency and accountability."

Bloomberg
New York, NY

BuzzFeed
"BuzzFeed is honored to partner with NLP to help educate and empower young students to engage in critical thinking, objectivity and reporting," said Joel Greengrass, BuzzFeed’s senior vice president of Super Human Resources. "Now more than ever, equipping young students and aspiring journalists with the skills they need to report thoughtfully and become informed citizens is paramount."

BuzzFeed
New York, NY

CBS News
Chicago Sun-Times
“In an increasingly complex world, critical thinking is an important tool for every student,” said Jim Kirk, publisher/editor-in-chief of the Sun-Times. “That's why the News Literacy Project is so important. The Sun-Times is happy to partner with NLP to encourage a new generation to become well-informed readers and citizens.”

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago, IL

Chicago Tribune
“The Chicago Tribune is pleased to partner with the News Literacy Project and looks forward to helping the students and teachers at the participating schools,’’ said Gerould W. Kern, senior vice president and editor of the Tribune. “The mission of the News Literacy Project complements the aims of our newsroom and the volunteer work already being done by many on our staff.”

Chicago Tribune
Chicago, IL

CNN
"CNN is pleased to partner with the News Literacy Project in promoting a greater understanding of credible and accurate journalism," said Jim Walton, former president of CNN Worldwide. "With the explosion of news outlets and websites on the Internet, it is more critical than ever for all audiences, and especially younger audiences, to have tools to make the most informed choices."

CNN
Atlanta, GA

Financial Times
"The Financial Times is delighted to partner with the News Literacy Project," said Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. "We believe in quality journalism and enthusiastically support NLP's mission to teach students to identify accurate information and become engaged and informed citizens. This is a mission which is more important now than ever before."

Financial Times
New York, NY

Futuro
"We want to train the next generation of journalists and empower them to tell stories often overlooked by mainstream media," said Maria Hinojosa, president and CEO of Futuro Media Group. "The News Literacy Project helps young people to understand how to discern real news from hype and sensationalism and to become smart and informed about the constantly changing media field. Futuro Media is proud to partner with a program fostering powerful, authentic journalism."

Futuro Media Group
New York, NY

Chron
“Reporters and editors at the Houston Chronicle pride themselves on journalism that is fair, nonpartisan and objective, and they're keen on helping teach Houston's students why that’s critical in a democratic society,” said Nancy Barnes, the paper’s editor and executive vice president for news. “For our staff members, working to preach the News Literacy Project's mantra — ‘check it out’ — is a natural extension of what they do every day.”

Houston Chronicle
Houston, TX

Los Angeles Times
“The Los Angeles Times is delighted to join with the News Literacy Project as it comes to Southern California,” said Jim Newton, the paper’s editor-at-large. “Critical thinking is the essence of news reporting, and it stands at the heart of an informed electorate and a democratic society,” he said. “We’re eager to do our part, in partnership with the project, in conveying that to the young people of this region.”

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, CA

NBC News
“As journalists, we’re inspired by this exciting and ground-breaking digital age,” said NBC News President Deborah Turness. “In our new world of instant and unlimited information, it has never been more critical for the fundamental tenets of sound journalism to remain intact. We are proud to support the News Literacy Project and its mission to educate students about the importance of being informed news consumers and teaching them the proper skills to discern fact from fiction in this vast media landscape.”

NBC News
New York, NY

The New York Times
"At The New York Times, our mission is to enhance society by creating and distributing high-quality news and information," said Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., chairman and CEO of The New York Times Company. "For that reason, we are delighted to support the News Literacy Project, which does a terrific job in encouraging students to become more informed citizens while giving them the ability to discern credible, verified and fairly presented information amid the multitude of sources that are available to them."

The New York Times
New York, NY

NPR
Online News Association
“As more journalism moves to digital platforms, the Online News Association creates, encourages and supports efforts to ensure that the quality of news remains high,” said Christine Montgomery, former president of the board of directors of the Online News Association. “The News Literacy Project performs an invaluable service using admirable methods—uniting journalists with students who are the news producers and consumers of tomorrow.”

Online News Association

The Philadelphia Inquirer
“The News Literacy Project fosters precisely the kind of careful analysis of the news that students of all ages need to practice in an era when the avalanche of information available about public affairs threatens to bury the citizenry,” said Bill Marimow, the editor of the Inquirer. “In teaching middle school and high school students how to search for truth in the digital age, NLP is performing a vital public service. Equally important, NLP’s work will inspire students to read and absorb information about our democracy and participate knowedgably in elections.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, PA

Politico
"It's a simple, but vital, mission: Teach students to think critically about the endless mass of information available at their fingertips," said Jim VandeHei, president and CEO of POLITICO. "The News Literacy Project empowers them to be their own content editors; to separate fact from fiction; to recognize the spin. POLITICO enthusiastically supports NLP's efforts to help a new generation of content consumers cut through the digital noise."

Politico
Washington, DC

ProPublica
“News literacy is vital to our democracy,” said Paul Steiger, executive chairman of the board of directors of ProPublica. “We at ProPublica are delighted to support the important efforts of the News Literacy Project to help students—the readers, users and voters of tomorrow—to discern quality journalism when they see it, and to seek it out when they don’t.”

ProPublica
New York, NY

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
“The Pulitzer Center is committed to producing quality journalism and fostering an appetite for global reporting among the next generation,” said Jon Sawyer, the Center’s executive director. “We are pleased to support the News Literacy Project’s work to help students become more informed consumers of media.”

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Washington, DC

Reuters
“Reuters is proud to be part of this initiative,” said Martin Howell, top news editor and deputy editor for the Americas. “It is essential that new generations not only know about the importance of a thriving and diverse media industry but that they can also tell the difference between opinion-based and fact-based journalism. Our journalists understand the importance of sharing their experience and tackling these critical questions with students and do so in many parts of the world.”

Reuters
New York, NY

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco, CA

Scripps logo
“We have a problem in this country when surveys reveal that a majority of Americans can’t discern real news from misinformation. We must reverse this trend to maintain a healthy democracy,” said Adam Symson, Scripps president and CEO. “Scripps teams are energized by the opportunity to partner with the News Literacy Project to educate a new generation of media consumers so they can be more informed and engaged members of their communities.”

The E. W. Scripps Company
Cincinnati, OH

Slate
“The News Literacy Project has a mission that Slate is very pleased to support,” said John Alderman, publisher of Slate and general manager of The Slate Group. “As the media landscape multiplies in size and complexity, helping students navigate and vet information sources is more vital than ever.”

Slate
New York, NY

89.3 KPCC
“Southern California Public Radio has a core focus on making sense of news, so we’re proud to support an endeavor helping a new generation of citizens and future leaders navigate a confusing and noisy information era,” said Bill Davis, president and CEO of Southern California Public Radio/KPCC, which is based in Pasadena. “These skills apply not just to being able to identify credible news sources but also to interpreting the growing flood of information and storytelling being put forward by marketers, political interest groups and corporations. The News Literacy Project’s goals and curricula offer the basis for people to develop knowledge, and through knowledge to be empowered citizens.”

Southern California Public Radio/KPCC
Pasadena, CA

Univision
“We are honored to partner with the News Literacy Project and leverage our world-class Univision News organization to help students across the country understand the importance and value of news consumption in their educational development,” said Isaac Lee, Univision’s president of news. “This collaboration extends our mission of informing, entertaining and empowering our community.”

Univision
Miami, FL

USA Today
“In the chaotic, real-time news world we all live in, the perception that the news media is untrustworthy can be a serious threat to our national discussion, if not our democracy,” said David Callaway, editor-in-chief of USA Today. “The News Literacy Project offers young minds a different point of view by combining teachers, working journalists and the students themselves to study and dissect actual news events to explain how—and why the media operates. It’s a form of reader integration long overdue.”

USA Today
McLean, VA

Vice News
"We are incredibly proud to work with the News Literacy Project,” said Jason Mojica, editor-in-chief of Vice News. “This effort meshes perfectly with the philosophy of Vice News — think critically and ask great questions. We can’t wait to work with these students and future great journalists.”

Vice News
New York, NY

Vox Media
"We've entered a period of incredible access to information, but it comes with a price: It's easier than ever to manipulate or mislead with false information," said Melissa Bell, vice president for growth and analytics at Vox Media. "It's an imperative for us at Vox Media across all of our brands to combat that by helping today's readers access trustworthy information about the world around them. That's why we're excited to partner with NLP in its effort to equip young readers with the tools they need to be informed, discerning readers of the news today."

Vox Media

The Wall Street Journal
“The Wall Street Journal is committed to the notion that democracy can exist only where there is a robust and free press to examine and question the motives and practices of the powerful,” said Jim Pensiero, Editor, Talent, at the Journal. “By helping to educate the young on the need and value of a free press, the News Literacy Project advances that notion.”

The Wall Street Journal
New York, NY

The Washington Post
“At a time when young people are being inundated with information from an unlimited number of sources, the News Literacy Project promotes critical thinking and gives students the ability to distinguish between fact and fiction,” said Katharine Weymouth, former publisher and CEO of The Washington Post. “The Washington Post is proud to partner with a program that is turning this next generation into well-informed citizens.”

The Washington Post
Washington, DC

WTOP
“In this new media age, the old, basic tenets of journalism are as important as ever,” said Mike McMearty, news director of WTOP. “If the News Literacy Project can instill the values of objective, fact-based journalism into the minds of our young students, then the staff at WTOP Radio can only stand and applaud the effort.”

WTOP
Washington, DC