Exercise your right to be well-informed.

National News Literacy Week

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.


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The News Literacy Project is a national education nonprofit offering nonpartisan, independent programs.