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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…

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…

The News Literacy Project launches free resources for the public

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 14, 2020 — Since 2008, the News Literacy Project (NLP) has helped students across the U.S. and beyond learn to sort fact from fiction. Now, to meet the urgent need for news literacy among people of all ages, NLP is unveiling free tools and resources for the public, including a customized version…

National PSA campaign will educate voters to combat election misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 10, 2020 — The News Literacy Project (NLP) and The Open Mind Legacy Project (OMLP) released public service announcements today to educate voters on how to avoid being misinformed about the November elections. Comcast, The E.W. Scripps Company and public media stations will air the video and audio PSAs, which also will be featured in a…

Checkology free to all educators, parents and students

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2020 — In an effort to ease the transition to remote teaching for educators and make developing news literacy skills as seamless as possible, the News Literacy Project is expanding access to its signature e-learning platform Checkology® by offering it free to educators and school districts as well as parents and…

Uniting for Action: America to launch nationwide in September

Nonpartisan initiative aims to strengthen the country by building connections and addressing challenges across political, racial, regional and other divides LOS ANGELES – August 6, 2020 – Next month, five U.S. nonprofits will launch Uniting for Action: America, an innovative program that aims to build new relationships and promote collaboration across political, racial, geographic, intergenerational,…

NLP honors 2020 award recipients

Virginia teacher first educator to be recognized WASHINGTON (June 22, 2020) — In recognition of their outstanding achievements during the past school year, the News Literacy Project (NLP) today named the recipients of its 2020 educator, journalist and student of the year awards. We recognize these honorees as having distinguished themselves in their commitment to news literacy in…

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