Valeria Luquin using Checkology

California high school student named Gwen Ifill Student of the Year

Valeria Luquin, a high school sophomore who applies skills gleaned from the News Literacy Project’s Checkology® virtual classroom in her daily life, has been named NLP’s Gwen Ifill Student of the Year for 2019. “Valeria has taken everything she’s learned on Checkology to heart,” said Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO. “She not only has brought…

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Enrique Acevedo, co-anchor of Univision’s Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna

Enrique Acevedo of Univision named NLP’s 2019 John S. Carroll Journalist of the Year

Enrique Acevedo, co-anchor of Univision’s Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna, the network’s late-night news program, is the 2019 recipient of the News Literacy Project’s John S. Carroll Journalist of the Year Award. “Enrique made major contributions to NLP on important fronts in the past year with considerable skill and professionalism,” said Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO.…

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NLP working to counter the impacts of ‘Truth Decay’

A new report from the RAND Corporation, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, confirms what we at the News Literacy Project have long known: There’s an urgent need for media literacy education that is scalable, culturally relevant and readily available. Released earlier this month, Exploring Media Literacy Education as a Tool for Mitigating Truth Decay was…

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College student sees value in journalists’ visits to classrooms

NLP’s Newsroom to Classroom program gets a shout-out from a columnist and college student on the website of the News Media Alliance on July 22. Arantxa Hernandez writes that students of all ages need to learn how to better discern credible journalism from irresponsible, biased or misleading content.

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Silva’s op-ed makes strong case for news literacy education

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published an op-ed by NLP Director of Education John Silva on July 25 regarding the urgent need for news literacy education. John was in Columbia, Missouri, that week to participate in news literacy workshops at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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Washington Post column on Mueller investigation, report features NLP

The Washington Post’s education reporter Valerie Strauss discusses the work of NLP and features resources from The Sift, our free weekly newsletter, in her piece on how the report by former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has become a tool for educators. The column ran July 24, 2019, the day Mueller testified before Congress…

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Mueller testimony shows urgent need for news literacy

Millions of Americans will be paying close attention on Wednesday when former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III testifies before two congressional committees about his investigation into Russia’s election interference in 2016 and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald J. Trump. While Democrats and Republicans will no doubt disagree over Mueller’s testimony, it highlights…

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Neil Armstrong walking on the moon

‘The Eagle has landed.’ Really.

While it’s an exaggeration to say that the whole world was watching when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon on July 20 fifty years ago, this history-defining moment truly riveted people around the globe. NASA estimates that 650 million people — almost 20% of the global population…

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NLP Staff at our summer retreat

Starting off our new year with momentum

Although the calendar and the thermometer tell us that it’s summer, it’s a new year at NLP. To better align with the teaching and learning schedules of the educators and students we serve, NLP kicks off its new year in July — not with corks popping or a ball dropping, but with a staff retreat.…

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Northern Public Radio talks civics education with NLP’s Adams and Silva

Civics education is a cornerstone of news literacy, and legislators in Illinois have passed — and sent to Gov. JB Pritzker for his signature — a bill that would require a civics course in middle school. (State education standards already require a civics course in high school.) Peter Medlin of Northern Public Radio, the broadcast…

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