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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.

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