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NLP teams with M-DCPS for second annual PitchIt! Miami student essay contest

UPDATE: The deadline for PitchIt! Miami entries has been extended from April 6 to April 13, 2022. Educators and students can win up to $100 for best essays about how news literacy education can make a difference WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2022 — The News Literacy Project is working with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) to host PitchIt! – a student writing…

News alert: National News Literacy Week is Jan. 24 28, 2022

The third annual National News Literacy Week will offer a variety of ways for educators, students, journalists and the general public to get involved, virtually or in-person, all related to this year’s theme: Stop the flood of misinformation…care before you share. Events will include Twitter chats, professional learning sessions and webinars.

NLP Honors 2021 News Literacy Change-Makers

Alisyn Camerota named journalist of the year WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2021 — In recognition of their outstanding achievements in supporting news literacy during an unprecedented and challenging school year, the News Literacy Project (NLP) today named the recipients of its 2021 educator, journalist and student of the year awards. We celebrate these honorees as news literacy change-makers…

NLP launches NewsLit Nation, the News Literacy Educator Network

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3, 2021 — To work toward reducing the harmful effects of misinformation on young minds, the News Literacy Project (NLP) is launching NewsLit Nation, the home of its News Literacy Educator Network. NewsLit Nation members will advocate for news literacy education in their school districts and states and support educators helping students…

NLP offers new, urgently needed lesson on conspiratorial thinking

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19, 2021 — As recent events underscore how easily Americans can be influenced by false conspiracy theories, the News Literacy Project (NLP) is introducing a new lesson to educate students and the public about how conspiratorial thinking develops and its effects. The comprehensive “Conspiratorial Thinking” lesson, included with NLP’s free Checkology® e-learning…

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