How to know what to trust: Seven steps

Misinformation comes at us every day, across a plethora of platforms and through myriad methods. It’s all part of an increasingly complex and fraught information landscape. But what exactly do we mean when we say misinformation? We define it as information that is misleading, erroneous or false. While misinformation is sometimes created and shared intentionally,…

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Real-world examples enhance news literacy lessons

Some days, events outside the classroom disrupt high school teacher Conor Murphy’s lesson plans. He wouldn’t have it any other way. Murphy, who teaches at West Genesee High School in Camillus, New York, believes current, real-world examples engage students and enhance learning in ways that no textbook can. When fire struck Notre Dame Cathedral in…

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Presidents Day piece examines White House views on free press through history

The Hill, a Washington, D.C., -based news website that focuses heavily on politics, policy and business, published a commentary by Alan C. Miller, founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project, discussing the history of U.S. presidents’ views regarding a free press. The article, which ran on Presidents Day, looks at this history in light…

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Adams discusses coronavirus misinformation on Newsy

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, is featured in a video segment on the news website Newsy discussing misinformation circulating around the coronavirus outbreak. Adams explains how rumors that invoke fear, such as ones involving public health, can be strong drivers of misinformation.    

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Local news site on tablet

Exploiting trust in local news: Bogus news outlets 

A  BuzzFeed News investigation last week exposed a large network of  bogus local and financial news websites — replete with recycled press releases and plagiarized news stories — designed to make money in a number of ways. Brothers Matt and Tim McGorty, who both have experience in the financial information industry, established some of the…

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National News Literacy Week draws strong media coverage

NLP partnered with The E.W. Scripps Company on the first National News Literacy Week (Jan. 27-31). The initiative brought awareness to the need for news literacy education and provided students, educators and the public with tools, tips and resources for becoming news-literate. The week also generated robust news media coverage for NLP, Scripps and news…

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Apple News app adds news literacy guide created by NLP

Apple Insider and Tech Crunch were among the technology news sites reporting that a section of the Apple News app devoted to coverage of the 2020 elections now features a news literacy guide created by NLP. Axios also referenced the guide in its Feb. 7 newsletter.  In its own announcement, Apple said the guide —…

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Classroom Connection: Coronavirus misinformation already pandemic

As rapidly as the coronavirus has spread in recent weeks, viral misinformation about the disease has far outpaced it, reaching millions of people on every continent in far less time. Dozens of photos and videos — of masked medical personnel; of people collapsing, being loaded into ambulances, lying in the street, and waiting in quarantine…

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Alan Miller on the set of WPIX 11

A great week, thanks to you!

With our partner, The E.W. Scripps Company, we at the News Literacy Project are grateful to all of the educators, students, journalists and members of the public who joined us for National News Literacy Week. We had terrific participation on social media and through Scripps’ local TV stations across the country, and high visibility thanks…

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Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill honored with Forever stamp

Gwen Ifill, who was one of most respected journalists of her generation and a longtime friend and supporter of the News Literacy Project, is being honored today by the U.S. Postal Service with a Forever stamp. “Gwen Ifill was an extraordinary journalist and colleague, a relentless champion of news literacy and a treasured friend,” said…

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