Press Releases

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…

NLP statement on Twitter’s rules and policies

WASHINGTON (May 29, 2020) — In response to growing concerns about how Twitter handles tweets from elected officials that violate the social media platform’s rules and community standards, News Literacy Project Founder and CEO Alan C. Miller issued the following statement: “This is a very important issue that grows more pressing each day and is…

Checkology free for U.S. educators affected by COVID-19 school closures

WASHINGTON (March 18, 2020) — In response to the widespread coronavirus-related closures of schools and libraries, the News Literacy Project (NLP) is offering free Premium licenses for its online platform, the Checkology virtual classroom, to educators in the United States who are or will be engaged in distance learning and to parents in the United…

Scripps, NLP launch National News Literacy Week

CINCINNATI — At a time when Americans’ trust in mass media edges downward, the News Literacy Project is partnering with The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) to launch a national public awareness campaign on the importance of news literacy and the role of the free press in American democracy. The campaign, which is now running…

Informable, the News Literacy Project’s new app, helps users sort fact from fiction

WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2019)— Today the News Literacy Project (NLP) is releasing Informable, a mobile app designed to improve users’ ability to distinguish between several types of news and other information. Developed for both adults and students, Informable helps users practice four distinct news literacy skills using real-world examples in a game-like format. It is…

Scripps, NLP join forces to promote news literacy education

Cincinnati, Aug. 22, 2019 — The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and the News Literacy Project (NLP), a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, are teaming up to help the next generation of news consumers discern credible information from misinformation in today’s media landscape through virtual classroom lessons, training programs, journalists’ visits with students and a National News Literacy…

The News Literacy Project produces a free guide for developing news literacy education programs

Washington, Feb. 26, 2019 — A free, comprehensive guide to developing news literacy education programs is now available worldwide. The News Literacy Project, a U.S.-based nonpartisan education nonprofit, has produced Give Facts a Fighting Chance: A Global Playbook for Teaching News Literacy to help organizations begin or expand news literacy programs to help counter the relentless spread…

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