Celebrating our 2020 News Literacy Change-Makers
In recognition of their outstanding achievements over the past school year, the News Literacy Project (NLP) has named the recipients of its 2020 educator, journalist and student of the year awards. We recognize these honorees as having distinguished themselves in their commitment to news literacy in their classrooms, in their professions and in their daily lives. We also acknowledge their efforts as leading voices in support of news literacy education.
Unfortunately, because of restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic public health concerns, we cannot honor the awardees in person. Instead, please watch these award presentation videos and explore the other stories on this page to learn more about those who are leading the way in news literacy.
Watch the presentation of all 2020 awards
NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller recognizes honorees as they accept their awards.
Read about the accomplished teachers who were finalists for the 2020 Educator of the Year Award:
NLP has honored a journalist each year since 2016 and a student annually since 2017, but this is the first time that we are recognizing an educator. Read about the journalists and students NLP has recognized previously.
John S. Carroll Journalist of the Year
- Enrique Acevedo, Univision, 2019
- Wes Lowery, CBS News’ 60 on 6/Quiby, formerly of The Washington Post, 2018
- Paul Saltzman, Chicago Sun-Times, 2017
- Tracie Potts, NBC News Washington correspondent, 2017
- David Gonzalez, The New York Times, and Matea Gold, Washington Post national correspondent, 2016
Gwen Ifill Student of the Year
- Valeria Luquin, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, Van Nuys, Calif., 2019
- Paige Rodriguez and Sophia Fiallo, The Young Women Leadership School of Astoria, New York City, 2018
- Jenari Mitchell, KIPP DC College Preparatory, Washington, D.C., Jenari Mitchell, 2017