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Global Education

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Our Global Education Services

While the News Literacy Project remains focused on its primary mission of embedding news literacy into the American education experience, we realize that the problem of misinformation does not end at a nation’s borders. We employ several approaches to tackle this global challenge.

Speaking engagements

NLP team members frequently speak on misinformation and the role of news literacy education in countering it. For example, Charles Salter, NLP’s president and chief operating officer, was a keynote speaker in Denmark during a joint conference on misinformation sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and the Danish Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs. Other staff members have traveled to Brazil to address the role of a free press in a democracy and to Canada to discuss the importance of civics education.

Consulting and training

NLP educates teachers, government decision-makers, students and others around the world about the dangers of misinformation and the importance of news literacy. NLP staff members have co-taught a week-long graduate seminar on misinformation at Central European University in Hungary, conducted news literacy workshops around the United Kingdom at the request of the U.S. Embassy, and, as a guest of the Facebook Journalism Project, delivered a presentation in Argentina on teaching news literacy. Honoraria are appreciated for these appearances, but not required.

As part of a grant from the Facebook Journalism Project, NLP has worked with organizations in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland and Ukraine.

Checkology® virtual classroom

Educators in more than 100 countries have registered to use our browser-based e-learning platform, where students discover how to separate fact from fiction and know what to trust, share and act on (and what to dismiss and debunk). Learn more about Checkology.

Informable® mobile app

Our free mobile app, available for download worldwide from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, enables users worldwide to test their news literacy know-how. Players score points for accuracy and speed across three levels of difficulty in four distinct modes: distinguishing news reports from opinion pieces; advertisements from other types of information; false claims from credible evidence; and fact-based statements from opinion-based statements.

Partner with us!

In addition to the activities described above, NLP welcomes discussions about entering into longer-term, broader partnerships. And if you recognize the power of the Checkology platform but prefer culturally relevant lessons delivered in your nation’s language, talk with us about creating a country-specific virtual classroom to meet your needs.

Global Playbook

Give Facts a Fighting Chance: A Global Playbook for Teaching News Literacy is our free comprehensive guide that organizations around the world can use to develop or expand programs in their communities or countries. It provides a road map for creating a news literacy curriculum, including advice on logistics, ideas for building engaging and culturally relevant lessons, and the importance of assessing results.