News alert: National News Literacy Week is Jan. 24 28, 2022

What: 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.

A detailed news release will be distributed Monday, Jan. 24.

When: Jan. 24 – 28, 2022

Why: This annual event underscores the vital role of news literacy in a democracy and provides audiences with the knowledge, tools and abilities to become more news-literate. It also aims to inspire news consumers, educators and students to practice news literacy and to strengthen trust in news media by reinforcing the role of credible journalism in our public discourse.Who: This week is targeted to educators, journalists and the general public. It is presented by the News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company.Where: Visit NewsLiteracyWeek.org to learn how you can get involved in National News Literacy Week.

Assets for your newsrooms (with links):

If you would like to add your signature to this letter and publish it during National News Literacy Week, please email Mike Webb, mwebb@newslit.org.

Social sharing kit for your journalists to post during the week. Please share with them: bit.ly/ToolkitNNLW22. Additional resources are linked here.

PSA video that can run on air or online with or without stories.

Ad modules. If your outlet is willing to support National News Literacy Week with a pro bono digital or social media ad placement, let us know, send Mike Webb your logo and we will include you as a supporter on our website.

To learn more about scheduled events, what National News Literacy Week is, supporters of the movement, and ways that you can participate, visit: NewsLiteracyWeek.org