For Educators

Newsroom to Classroom

Forging meaningful connections between journalists and students.

The News Literacy Project’s Newsroom to Classroom Program (PDF) brings journalists into middle schools and high schools — in person and virtually — to share their knowledge and expertise with students in their community, across the United States or around the world.

This program — available through NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom — offers unique opportunities for students to hear from real-world experts, for journalists to participate in news literacy education and for educators to enhance their students’ classroom learning.

Checkology makes it easy for educators with Premium accounts to request a Classroom Connection with a vetted NLP journalist volunteer: Just search the online directory, filter results by area of expertise and other factors, and send a request for an engaging, conversational news literacy lesson.

These sessions are designed to:

  • Demystify the practice of quality journalism.
  • Demonstrate how to think critically and become information-savvy in today’s complex online landscape.
  • Develop an appreciation of the vital role of a free press in a robust democracy.

Connecting with the journalists behind the headlines serves as an invaluable resource for teachers and a powerful news literacy learning experience for students. It’s also an important component of NLP’s mission.

How it works

Checkology Premium educators can click on the “Journalists” tab at the top of any Checkology page to access the journalist directory. You can search journalists by location, area of expertise or relevant topics. Invite a journalist to your class through the platform; then arrange the visit directly over email.

Learn more: support@checkology.org