Peter Adams became the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president of research and design after several years as the organization’s head of education. He began his career as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools through Teach For America. He has also taught in the Chicago public schools, at Roosevelt University and at Chicago City Colleges’ Wilbur Wright campus. In addition, he has worked with the NYC Teaching Fellows program, with After School Matters and as an independent education consultant.
Since joining NLP in 2009, he has coordinated classroom and after-school programs, served as Chicago program manager, worked on organizational strategy and developed NLP’s digital program. He has also provided news literacy training and workshops to educators and others throughout the area. He was promoted to his current position in January 2014 and oversees NLP’s education team, which develops resources and training for teachers. He and the other team members are based in Chicago.
Peter is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in English and African American studies and co-founded an independent monthly student newspaper, and has a master’s degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago.
Chicago Media Talks, Teaching Media Literacy in the ‘Fake News Era’
Wired, The Election-Swinging, Facebook-Fueled, Get-Out-the-Vote Machine
Columbia Journalism Review, ‘Disinformation Weekly’: How midterm newspapers are failing the electorate
The New York Times, When Teens Find Misinformation, These Teachers Are Ready
WTTW, News Educators Say Journalists Should ‘Slow Down’ on Social Media
New York Times, Lesson of the Day: ‘How to Deal With a Crisis of Misinformation’
NPR, Misinformation Around the Coronavirus
Education Week, How to Talk About Social Media and the Capitol Insurrection: A Guide for Teachers
The Hechinger Report, The in-school push to fight misinformation from the outside world
The Denver Channel, Everyone should fact check; this is how easy and quick it can be done
Illinois Public Media, How can you tell if the news you read is real?
@AJStream, What is being done to thwart Russian disinformation on Ukraine?
NBC News, Gen Z isn’t immune to misinformation. These zoomers are making sure their peers don’t get fooled.
Fox 5 DC, How to separate online fact from fiction
Scientific American, Schoolkids Are Falling Victim to Disinformation and Conspiracy Fantasies
The 74, A Year After Jan. 6 Insurrection, Teachers Wary of Anti-CRT Laws Careful How They Broach Capitol Attack
Celebrating News Literacy Change-Makers 2021, Keynote speech by Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education