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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.
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.
News literacy education
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.
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.
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.
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.