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The Voting Rights Act remains relevant 55 years after passage

The sixth of August marks 55 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. The legislation outlawed discriminatory voting practices adopted in many Southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests and poll taxes. The Act’s goal was to make it impossible to thwart the aims of the 15th Amendment to…

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Public radio piece describes impacts of misinformation

This Northern Public Radio segment, Social Media Has Seen A Rise In Misinformation During COVID-19. How Can You Learn To Spot It?, with NLP’s Peter Adams makes important points about the impacts of misinformation. Anyone can experience the negative effects even if they do not share or believe the false content Peter says in the…

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Understanding COVID-19 data: Age isn’t everything

This piece is part of a series, presented by our partner SAS, that explores the role of data in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. (Check out other posts in the series on our Get Smart About COVID-19 Misinformation page.) As the United States enters its…

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Patricia Hunt, educator of the year, featured on ARLNow

NLP’s 2020 Educator of the Year Patricia Hunt is featured in the June 25 article, Wakefield High School Teacher Honored for News Literacy Efforts, on ARLNow. The news website covering Arlington, Va., quotes Hunt, a local educator, and NLP CEO and founder Alan C. Miller. It also links to the video of the award presentation,

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NLP honors 2020 award recipients

In recognition of their outstanding achievements during the past school year, the News Literacy Project (NLP) will be announcing the recipients of its 2020 educator, journalist and student of the year awards throughout this week. We recognize the honorees as having distinguished themselves in their commitment to news literacy in their classrooms, in their professions and…

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Virginia high school teacher named NLP’s 2020 Educator of the Year

Virginia educator Patricia Hunt is the recipient of NLP’s inaugural Educator of the Year Award for the dedication and innovation she brings to her teaching of news literacy — an essential life skill for the digital age — and for her wider advocacy of news literacy education. Hunt, who teaches 12th grade government courses at…

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Professor brings creativity to news literacy instruction

It’s a good bet that Lyn Millner’s students will be ready to do some serious fact-checking this fall leading up to the presidential election. They’re already experienced at it. Millner, who teaches at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla., created the Vote Vetter project during the midterm elections in 2018. Her News Literacy…

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