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We can’t rely on others to tell us what to trust

In the 11 years since I founded the News Literacy Project, I have learned time and again that it takes a lasting, comprehensive approach to overcome the scourge of misinformation. A recent incident involving the Poynter Institute starkly illustrates that point. On April 30, the respected journalism education nonprofit released a list, under the title…

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NLP journalist volunteer Paul Saltzman dissects news judgment

Paul Saltzman, the investigative news editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, has a simple answer when asked whether the public has a solid understanding of what “news judgment” means. “No,” said Saltzman, who has volunteered with the News Literacy Project since 2011 and is the host of the “What Is News?” lesson in NLP’s Checkology® virtual…

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Fox program and podcast spread the word about NLP in Los Angeles

Sunday’s episode of In Depth with Hal Eisner, a news program that airs on Fox11 in Los Angeles, led with a segment on misinformation featuring NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller and Valeria Luquin, a high school student who has learned valuable news literacy skills from NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom. Eisner then invited Valeria’s mother,…

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Washington Post and CNN feature Miller’s Medium essay

Answer Sheet, The Washington Post’s education blog, reprinted an essay written by NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller and published earlier this week on NLP’s Medium page. Miller’s essay, “Stop the Misinformation Virus: Don’t Be a Carrier,” discusses the importance of news literacy education. “The ability to distinguish fact from fiction is as important…

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Boulder Weekly speaks with Miller about Colorado media literacy bill

Boulder Weekly, a news outlet in Boulder, Colorado, interviewed NLP’s Alan C. Miller about the need for news literacy. The Colorado legislature is considering a bill that would require media literacy education in schools. “We need to teach students to think like journalists,” Miller said, and “the educators need to be informed to inform their…

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No fooling: Connecticut students flag falsehoods, embrace evidence

Rumormongers and perpetrators of hoaxes online work hard to deceive people, but they are no match for the journalism students at The Morgan School, a public high school in Clinton, Connecticut. Their teacher, Leslie Chausse, uses the News Literacy Project’s Checkology® virtual classroom to develop their critical-thinking skills and hone their journalism chops. “There is so…

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Miller describes NLP’s fight for facts on The Open Mind

NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller discussed NLP’s mission — ensuring that young people learn the news literacy skills needed to navigate today’s challenging information landscape — during an in-depth interview on the PBS public affairs program The Open Mind. Watch “Alan Miller: You’re Not Entitled to Your Own Facts” here.

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