Apple announces support for NLP’s news literacy education programs

I am extremely pleased to share some exciting news: Apple announced today that it has selected the News Literacy Project to play a central role in a new initiative supporting leading nonprofit organizations that provide nonpartisan news literacy programs in the United States and in Italy. Apple’s investment in our work represents the largest corporate…

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Nellie Bly

Today, on International Women’s Day, we honor a pioneer in investigative journalism: Nellie Bly. Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in western Pennsylvania in 1864, Bly began her newspaper career when she was only 20, covering women’s rights, child labor, dangerous conditions for factory workers and social justice reform for the Pittsburgh Dispatch. But when her articles…

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On the front lines of news literacy

Judy Bryson, the library media teacher at W.A. Carter High School in the Rialto (California) Unified School District, believes that news literacy skills are critical to student success — inside and outside the classroom.

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Education Dive notes Knight grant, cites importance of education

“While an educator’s first mission is to teach students a body of knowledge, their second is to ensure that students learn how to find information on their own, and navigate what they discover, safely, on their own,” writes Lauren Barack of Education Dive. NLP’s $5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight…

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NLP founder’s tweets praised by Reading Eagle managing editor

A series of Presidents Day tweets by our founder and CEO, Alan C. Miller, featured the words of several U.S. presidents — from Thomas Jefferson to George W. Bush — about the role of the press. The tweet thread caught the eye of Dave Mowery, managing editor of the Reading (Pennsylvania) Eagle, who wrote about…

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Reflections on painful truths in Montgomery and beyond

The poem “Invocation” by Elizabeth Alexander — engraved on a granite slab in the sculpture garden of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama — includes this line: “There is such a thing as the truth.” Even as we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans during Black History Month, the…

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