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Akron educators: NewsLitCamp® with The Akron Beacon Journal & Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), The Akron Beacon Journal, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce and the Six District Educational Compact for a highly engaging (and free!) one-day NewsLitCamp, featuring breakout sessions with journalists. Registration details coming soon! Details Educators will meet at The Akron Beacon Journal (388 S. Main Street, Akron, OH 44311) on…

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NYC Educators: NewsLitCamp® with Bloomberg News

Join the News Literacy Project for a NewsLitCamp® in New York City! Join the News Literacy Project, the New York City Department of Education and Bloomberg News on Monday, Jan. 27, for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with experienced journalists. This program is one in a national series of NewsLitCamps led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration…

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Informable

Informable app helps you build news literacy skills

If you are looking for an app that functions like a game and teaches you to be more news-literate, NLP has just the thing: Informable, our new mobile app. It is designed to improve users’ ability to distinguish between several types of news and other information. Developed for both adults and students, Informable helps users…

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Classroom connection: What ‘professional trolls’ want

While most people tend to think of internet trolls as obnoxious personas who provoke others into infuriating exchanges online, two disinformation experts at Clemson University argue that that “professional trolls” are far more likely to use positive ideological messages that affirm people’s existing beliefs to accomplish their goals of sowing division and distrust. “Effective disinformation is…

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Giving Tuesday 2019

This Giving Tuesday, support a future founded on facts

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity dedicated to charitable giving. Every day, the News Literacy Project is working to ensure that the next generation is able to navigate the complex world of information in a way that can unite us around verifiable facts. Educators depend on NLP for the tools to teach…

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Checkology® receives international Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing award

The News Literacy Project’s Checkology virtual classroom has received a 2019 Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing award from HundrED, an international nonprofit that promotes inspiring innovations in K-12 education. The award recognizes our e-learning platform as one of 100 global innovations in 2019. The honorees are featured on HundrED’s website, each with a page that includes…

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Washington Post education blog offers lessons from The Sift®

Valerie Strauss, author of the Post’s education blog, Answer Sheet, is featuring items from NLP’s weekly newsletter for educators through the end of the school year. These columns are linked below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/12/03/banned-tiktok-measles-vaccine-misinformation-news-literacy-lessons/ (Dec. 3, 2019) “News literacy lessons: Students show ‘troubling’ lack of information skills — plus a Sacha Baron Cohen speech” (Nov. 26, 2019)…

Media Coverage

Article on The Fulcrum touts Informable, NLP’s new app

An article by The Fulcrum, a nonpartisan digital news organization focused on strengthening American democracy, makes the case that students are not the only ones who need news literacy education. In the Nov. 25 piece, “Adults may need media literacy even more than students,” Eliza Newlin Carney touts NLP’s new brain training app Informable. The…

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Study: Students show ‘troubling’ lack of news literacy skills

A new report from the Stanford History Education Group has found little change in high school students’ ability to evaluate information online since 2016, when SHEG researchers released the results of a similar study. This skill set — dubbed “civic online reasoning” by Stanford researchers — consists of the ability to recognize advertising, including branded…

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Why all students need news literacy

It’s a sad day when students at two highly regarded universities are unaware of how journalism is properly practiced. This lack of understanding extends to the First Amendment’s protections for speech, assembly and the press and shows how our middle schools and high schools must do a better job of preparing young people to understand…

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