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Media needs to get COVID-19 vaccine story right

When it comes to reporting on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, context is everything. As millions of doses are injected into the arms of people around the world, adverse events are inevitable, even under the best of circumstances. A small percentage of the population will have allergic reactions. Because the two vaccines now in…

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NLP, Scripps team up for National News Literacy Week 2021

With information – and misinformation – surging around recent national events, the News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company are teaming up for National News Literacy Week 2021, which begins with a national public awareness campaign to promote news literacy and the role of a free press in American democracy. This second annual National…

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Illinois educators: NewsLitCamp® with Block Club Chicago, the Better Government Association and ProPublica Illinois

NewsLitCamp helps teachers & librarians develop expertise in news literacy, demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from misinfo. Join the News Literacy Project (NLP) on Feb. 5 for a virtual teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with journalists from ProPublica Illinois, Better Government Association and Block Club Chicago. This program is part of a series of NewsLitCamp…

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edWeb Webinar: “Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: How to Recognize and Understand Conspiratorial Thinking”

In this virtual edWebinar on Jan. 27, join subject matter expert John Silva  and Shaelynn Farnsworth of the News Literacy Project for a conversation about conspiracy theories. Register here for this free presentation at edWeb. Conspiracy theories are rampant on social media, particularly related to hyperpartisan political beliefs as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. More…

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Our statement on the assault on the Capitol

We deplore the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol today by a lawless mob. While we support the right to peaceful assembly and free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment, this was an anti-democratic attempt to prevent the culmination of a free and fair election. The attack on the Congress — and the post-election events…

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Column in Cleveland Plain Dealer touts NLP’s work

Ken Wood, a former journalist and director of communications for Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio, writes about the importance of NLP’s work in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Dec. 20. In Empower yourself to stop the spread of false information, he tells of learning about NLP after meeting Director of Communications Carol McCarthy…

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Miller discusses media, partisan divide on ‘Washington Journal’

On C-SPAN’s Washington Journal today, NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller called on the public, the nation’s education system and news media outlets to step up and help combat the virulent spread of misinformation threatening American democracy. John McArdle, host of the call-in show, spoke with Miller about his recent commentary on how misinformation…

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NLP founder named a Washingtonian of the Year

Every year, Washingtonian magazine chooses a handful of local residents “who give their time and talents to make this a better place” and names them “Washingtonians of the Year.” NLP is proud to announce that Alan C. Miller, our founder and CEO, is a 2020 Washingtonian of the Year honoree. Below is an excerpt from…

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Upon Reflection: Journalism’s real ‘fake news’ also reflects its accountability

Note: This column is a periodic series of personal reflections on journalism, news literacy, education and related topics by NLP’s founder and CEO, Alan C. Miller. Columns are posted here at 10 a.m. ET every other Thursday — though there will be no column on Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve). Publication will resume on Jan. 7. On Sept. 28,…

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Delivering news literacy to journalism students, remotely

When the Houston Independent School District started the 2020-21 school year with 100% remote learning, journalism educator David Fanucchi needed to find an engaging way to teach news literacy to his students at Margaret Long Wisdom High School. A colleague at Houston’s Bellaire High School, Andrea Negri, suggested NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom. The browser based,…

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TV news features Staying Sharp Online infographic

KXLY-TV, serving the Spokane, Washington, and Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, region built a segment around NLP’s infographic Seven Steps for Staying Sharp Online. The Dec. 14 segment, Is this true? Here are some tips to fight off misinformation you see online, featured the full graphic and described its contents. “The tips include not letting feelings getting…

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All educators: NewsLitCamp® with CNN Worldwide

NewsLitCamp helps teachers & librarians develop expertise in news literacy, demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from misinfo. About this Event Join the News Literacy Project (NLP) and CNN Worldwide on Jan. 26 for a national, virtual, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with CNN television and digital journalists. This program is one in a national series of NewsLitCamps…

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