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Discover an innovative platform for media and news literacy educators, where you can learn at your own pace about topics most relevant to your teaching objectives. NewsLitNation® Professional Learning offers FREE, on-demand lessons on quality journalism, the misinformation landscape, understanding bias and more. Participants have the option to earn NLP’s News Literacy Educator Certificate and a digital badge upon completion of the foundational material. When completed, this certificate reflects six hours of professional learning content.

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Three foundational lessons

The curriculum, Essential Topics in News Literacy, includes three foundational news literacy courses:

Credibility in news and the standards of quality journalism.

Exploring the misinformation landscape.

Understanding and teaching news media bias.

Endorsed by educators

“The current news landscape can be quite intimidating even for an adult to navigate. Having vetted materials and lessons available to help us instruct students is a welcome addition. One of the best things is that if I am unsure of something as I am building a lesson for my students, I always have the News Literacy Project to help clear up any confusion.”
— Stacey F., librarian for grades 6-8, Voorhees, New Jersey
“Because of the fast-paced and fluid nature of news and social media, I have always found it tricky to teach dis- and misinformation as well as media bias. The vocabulary provided by NewsLitNation gives me solid ways to explain these concepts.”
— Elizabeth C., ELA, journalism educator for grades 9-12, Norwood, Massachusetts
“Thank you for your ongoing efforts to teach and help educators with these complex topics. I felt like I was really well-versed in news literacy before taking this course this week, but really learned a lot and realize there are places where my lessons/presentations I’ve done on this need to be updated. It was really beneficial.”
— Jennifer C., media production, media studies educator for grades 8-12, Huntersville, North Carolina
“I love the ability to learn when I have the available time and ... to check my own understanding at the end. The information about media bias is particularly attractive to me as I often have discussions with my students about locating good resources and bias is part of that discussion.”
— Cathy W., community college educator, Harrisburg, Illinois