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News Literacy Project launches ‘Election 2024: Be informed, not misled’ campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 12, 2024 — The nonpartisan nonprofit News Literacy Project is leading a campaign this election season to help voters avoid misinformation and make well-informed decisions at the polls. The campaign, “Election 2024: Be informed, not misled,” will ensure more Americans can discern fact from fiction when it comes to voting. With the…

National News Literacy Week 2024: Spotlight on local news

As millions of Americans prepare to vote in local, state and federal elections this year, National News Literacy Week 2024 highlights the importance of news literacy and local news in a healthy democracy.

Save the date: National News Literacy Week 2024 

National News Literacy Week raises awareness of news literacy as an essential life skill and provides the public, educators, students and parents with easy-to-adopt tools and tips for navigating our information landscape.

Library of Congress honors News Literacy Project with highest award 

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 8, 2023 — The News Literacy Project today received the highest honor from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, the David M. Rubenstein Prize, in recognition of NLP’s outstanding efforts to help people of all ages identify misinformation and help stop its spread.      The awards are given annually on Sept. 8, which…

NLP Honors its 2023 News Literacy Change-Makers

The News Literacy Project today named the recipients of the 2023 News Literacy Change-Maker awards, an annual recognition that honors an educator, a journalist and a student who have done outstanding work to help establish a more news-literate future.

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…

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,…

Newsroom: 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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