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News Literacy Project Statement on World Press Freedom Day 2023

In the wake of the bogus charges against Gershkovich for spying, the murder of at least 13 news workers in Mexico last year and the life-threatening reporting taking place in war zones like Ukraine and Sudan, it’s more important than ever to protect the press freedoms we have. Accurate and fair journalism makes us better-informed,…

News Literacy Project receives largest single donation from CA philanthropists Melanie and Richard Lundquist

Melanie and Richard Lundquist, co-founders of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and two of California’s most significant philanthropists, today announced a $10 million commitment to the News Literacy Project — the largest in the 14-year history of the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, which is the country’s largest provider of news literacy education. During the 2021-22 school year alone, educators using NLP content, training and programs reached an estimated 2.4 million students.

NLP applauds decision ordering Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion for Sandy Hook lies

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 13, 2022 — In response to a Connecticut jury decision ordering conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his company to pay at least $965 million to those harmed by his lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting, the News Literacy Project released the following statement: “There are few things more heinous than…

Be informed, not misled: News Literacy Project 
launches campaign to counter election misinformation

Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2022 — The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan education nonprofit, has launched “Be informed, not misled,” a campaign to counter misinformation related to midterm elections by empowering voters to recognize false information and verify what’s authentic. “Misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the 2022 midterms pose a major threat to fair…

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.

Newsroom: 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…

Newsroom: 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…

Newsroom: 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…

National News Literacy Week challenges public to boost news literacy skills

CINCINNATI – With information – and misinformation – surging around recent national events, the News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) are again teaming up to launch a national public awareness campaign to promote news literacy and the role of a free press in American democracy. The campaign is part of the second annual National…

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