TEST YOUR NEWS LITERACY FITNESS
Exercise your right to be well-informed.
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National News Literacy Week
Jan 25 — Jan 29, 2021
Are you news-literate?
News literacy is the ability to determine the credibility of news and other content, to identify different types of information, and to use the standards of authoritative, fact-based journalism to determine what to trust, share and act on. Being news-literate also means recognizing the critical role of the First Amendment and a free press in a democracy and interacting with news and other information in ways that promote engaged participation in civic life.
Ready to build your news literacy skills further?
In case you missed it
Congratulations to our student PSA contest winners!
We asked our Checkology® virtual classroom students across the country to submit a 30-second video PSA related to the week’s theme: get NewsLit fit. The contest challenged young people to think creatively and promote news literacy among their peers. Watch the short videos below to understand the need for news literacy education through the eyes of our two student winners, both of whom are seniors in Lisa Ruehlow’s Media Literacy class at Amery High School in Wisconsin.
Check out some of the great content from Scripps.
Scripps journalists at FOX17 in Grand Rapids, MI, caught up with the same Rockford High School students that they worked with during News Literacy Week last year.
Pledge to get NewsLit fit in 2021