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National News Literacy Week, Phase 2 - Archive — News Literacy Project

Third Annual
National News Literacy Week

Jan. 24-28, 2022


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What is National News Literacy Week?

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. The week is presented by the News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company.

National News Literacy Week, Jan. 24 - 28, 2022, will offer a variety of ways for educators, students and the public to get involved.

As a Latino woman in society, it is fundamental for me to have the right information at all times. We sometimes are not provided with the right concepts on certain topics because of detrimental biases that affect the way my community is perceived.”

Ana Rodriguez, Archie Williams High School student and NLP's 2021 Gwen Ifill Student of the Year

In today’s complex information and media ecosystem, the proliferation of rumors, lies and the deliberate spread of misinformation has devastating consequences for our democracy. It is our urgent responsibility to equip ourselves and younger generations with the tools necessary to discern truth from misinformation.”

Adam Symson, President and CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company

The country is deeply divided along partisan lines and separated into media echo chambers. News literacy education is one key to bridging this divide. Our democracy depends on our collective engagement in the pursuit of a fact-based future.”

Alan C. Miller, founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project

News literacy — the ability to determine what is credible and what is not, to identify different types of information, and to use the standards of authoritative, fact-based journalism as an aspirational measure in determining what to trust — is a fundamental life skill, as essential to success in the classroom and in life as reading or math.”

Liz Ramos, history and government teacher, Rancho Cucamonga, California, and NLP board member

We are not teaching critical thinking skills early enough. Anything we can do to improve academic success and beyond, we should be doing. We want our kids to question and wonder and be curious.”

Charlotte Krugh, Jackson, Wyoming parent

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Thank you

We wish to thank the following organizations who provided pro bono support and/or whose leaders signed this letter to show their support for NNLW


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