of people worldwide agree that the average person can’t tell good journalism from rumors or falsehoods.
of Americans say the prevalence of “fake news” has left them confused about even basic facts.
of U.S. middle school students can’t tell the difference between “sponsored content” (advertising) and a news article.
Even the most sophisticated audiences find it hard to distinguish between legitimate news — information gathered in a dispassionate search for truth — and materials that are created to persuade, sell, mislead or exploit.
Let’s give facts a fighting chance.
The News Literacy Project provides tools to sort fact from fiction and to know what information to trust.
Our programs work.
Students who have completed our lessons show significant changes in how they read and interact with the news; they also have a greater understanding of the role of a free press in a democracy. Most can tell the difference among news, advertising and misinformation.
4 out of 5 students learned to question what they are reading.
4 out of 5 students say they now know how to gather, create and use credible information.
2/3 of students said they are more likely to vote when they are old enough.
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