Thanks for joining us
for the 3rd annual
National News Literacy Week

Jan. 24-28, 2022


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What is National News Literacy Week?

This annual event underscores the vital role of news literacy in a democracy and provides audiences with the knowledge, tools and abilities to become more news-literate. It also aims to inspire news consumers, educators and students to practice news literacy and to strengthen trust in news media by reinforcing the role of credible journalism. The week is presented by the News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company.

As a Latino woman in society, it is fundamental for me to have the right information at all times. We sometimes are not provided with the right concepts on certain topics because of detrimental biases that affect the way my community is perceived.”

Ana Rodriguez, Archie Williams High School student and NLP's 2021 Gwen Ifill Student of the Year

In today’s complex information and media ecosystem, the proliferation of rumors, lies and the deliberate spread of misinformation has devastating consequences for our democracy. It is our urgent responsibility to equip ourselves and younger generations with the tools necessary to discern truth from misinformation.”

Adam Symson, President and CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company

The country is deeply divided along partisan lines and separated into media echo chambers. News literacy education is one key to bridging this divide. Our democracy depends on our collective engagement in the pursuit of a fact-based future.”

Alan C. Miller, founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project

News literacy — the ability to determine what is credible and what is not, to identify different types of information, and to use the standards of authoritative, fact-based journalism as an aspirational measure in determining what to trust — is a fundamental life skill, as essential to success in the classroom and in life as reading or math.”

Liz Ramos, history and government teacher, Rancho Cucamonga, California, and NLP board member

We are not teaching critical thinking skills early enough. Anything we can do to improve academic success and beyond, we should be doing. We want our kids to question and wonder and be curious.”

Charlotte Krugh, Jackson, Wyoming parent


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Reports from the field

Check out these stories about news literacy and National News Literacy Week

Misinfo can fool us all, but it doesn't have to

Embrace healthy skepticism and “just being conscious of the information you’re consuming and then passing on,” says ProPublica’s Craig Silverman.

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Integrating science literacy at a critical time

After witnessing how COVID-19 hoaxes and conspiracy theories misled his students, Chemistry teacher Uriah Albrink used NLP resources to help them become more science-literate.

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COVID-19 falsehoods trouble Milwaukee physicians

“I have never seen anything this upsetting in my entire career, as the misinformation on COVID-19, and disinformation,” Dr. Sheldon Wasserman says about mis- and disinformation related to the pandemic.

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Be an informed voter

In an election year, it’s more important than ever to check your biases and verify information.

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Mistrust of news media is rising: Here’s why

Mistrust of news media spans the partisan divide, driven by misinformation and the loss of local news sources — which many consumers tend to find more credible.

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Middle schoolers keep their news show factual

Students at a Nashville middle school exercise their news literacy skills every day in their school’s morning broadcast.

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Taking news literacy to the streets

A reporter showed passersby on a Denver, Colorado, street corner a variety of social media posts to see if they could tell which were fact-based and which were not.

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How the news gets made

Cincinnati TV station WPCO takes viewers behind the scenes to see how they decide what stories to cover and how those come together.

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Positive peer pressure

The editor of Ohio University’s newspaper The Post encourages fellow students to become more news-literate.

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Thank you

We wish to thank the following organizations who provided pro bono support and/or whose leaders signed this letter to show their support for NNLW.


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