Alan C. Miller is the founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project. He established the national education nonprofit in 2008, following a 21-year career at the Los Angeles Times, to teach teenagers how to discern fact from fiction in the digital age. Now NLP has grown to provide programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy. NLP serves more than 24,000 educators and 162,000 students in all 50 states and in 116 other countries through its Checkology® virtual classroom. Alan received more than a dozen national reporting honors, including the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii.
He spent nearly 19 years in the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau, the last 14 as a charter member of its high-profile investigative team. His work prompted investigations by the Justice Department, Congress and inspector generals in federal agencies and led to congressional hearings, reforms and criminal convictions.
He received more than a dozen national reporting honors, including the George Polk Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal for breaking the 1996 Democratic National Committee campaign finance scandal. His series on the Marine Corps Harrier attack jet won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
He was a fellow with the Peter Jennings Project at the National Constitution Center in March 2008 and the Japan Society in 1998 and a student participant at the East‐West Center Communication Institute from 1976 to 1978. He has spoken at more than half a dozen colleges and universities and appeared on panels sponsored by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the International Center for Journalists, the National Endowment for Democracy and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Alan received a master’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii.