National News Literacy Week

PRESENTED BY

The News Literacy Project and Scripps

Jan. 22-26, 2024

National News Literacy Week 2024, presented by the News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company, turns a spotlight on local news and its role in a healthy democracy.

  • Free events for educators and the public, in person and virtual

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What is National News Literacy Week?

This annual initiative underscores the vital role of news literacy in a democracy and provides people of all ages with the knowledge and tools to become better informed and more civically engaged.

  • Free events for educators and the public, in person and virtual (Washington, D.C.)

Who hosts it?

News Literacy Project — a nonpartisan education nonprofit building a national movement to create a more news-literate America. NLP is the nation’s leading provider of news literacy education.

The E.W. Scripps Company — one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, serving communities with quality, objective local journalism.

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EVENTS

Spotlight on local news

For our fifth annual National News Literacy Week, we are exploring the crisis in local news coverage and efforts to keep it alive. Local news is the backbone of how we stay informed about issues and events that directly impact us, and it’s the glue that makes a town or city a real community. But in the last 20 years, more than 2,000 local newspapers have closed, leaving far too many people poorly informed. This week, we’ll showcase industry professionals, journalism students, educators and others tackling this crisis with workable solutions.

All events are free and will be livestreamed. Individual event registration is required. Please join us!

Monday, Jan. 22

Extra, extra: How to solve the local news crisis

In person (Washington, D.C.)

For Everyone

An in-person panel discussion at the National Press Club moderated by former NBC News correspondent Tracie Potts with Steven Waldman (Rebuild Local News), Sarabeth Berman (American Journalism Project), Margaret Sullivan (Guardian media critic & author of Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy) and Kimi Yoshino (Baltimore Banner).

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Tuesday, Jan. 23

Behind the scenes with the Washington Post TikTok team

Virtual

For Educators and Students

A live-streamed conversation with the Washington Post’s Tik Tok team (Dave Jorgenson and Carmella Boykin), who will talk about the ins and outs of producing newsy short-form videos and answer questions from students who have been using NLP’s resources to learn news literacy skills.

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Wednesday, Jan. 24

How student journalists are helping to fill the gap in local news

Virtual

For Everyone

Join us for a student-led, virtual panel discussion on the ways young people are making a difference in the coverage of their communities and ensuring their audiences have access to relevant and high-quality journalism. Panelists include Sara Maloney, managing editor of The Eudora Times, Ashlyn Myers, reporter for TheStateHouseFile.com and Harsidak Singh of The Arlington Amp. They will discuss how they got into journalism, why it’s important work and how it benefits audiences in their states.

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Thursday, Jan. 25

How to find local news you can trust

Virtual

For Everyone

A virtual webinar for anyone interested in learning how to determine whether local sources of news are credible. Join us to gain the skills needed to successfully navigate our rapidly changing information environment.

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Friday, Jan. 26

NewsLitCamp®: The importance of local news

Virtual

For Educators and Students

Join us for a National NewsLitCamp® on the importance of local news, in partnership with The E.W. Scripps Company. This virtual, immersive day of professional learning was created exclusively for educators.

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Accessibility

Event-specific accessibility information is available on each event page. If you have any questions, please contact NLP at [email protected]

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The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan education nonprofit building a national movement to create a more news-literate America. NLP is the nation’s leading provider of news literacy education.

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NEWS LITERACY RESOURCES

Start exploring news literacy resources today, courtesy of The News Literacy Project.

Breaking News Checklist

Learn six best practices to help you navigate fast-moving stories.

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6 things to know about AI

See an overview of how this technology works and six news literacy takeaways to keep in mind as these tools evolve.

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Seven standards of quality journalism

Learn what standards lead journalists to the most accurate, fair and useful information possible.

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FIELD REPORTS

Stories about news literacy and National News Literacy Week

The war on misinformation in modern wartime

During modern warfare, there are two battles: the fight from the front lines and the fight on misinformation online.

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Student journalists committed to getting it right

The teens who produce the news broadcasts for their n Bakersfield, California, high school want to be sure their peers can rely on them for credible reporting.

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High school class gets a lesson in fact-checking

A local TV journalist helps Appleton, Wisconsin, high school students understand the importance of fact-checking in a world swamped by misinformation.

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Young people are increasingly getting their news online

Nearly 50% of young people don't trust national media, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center.

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