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Veiga discusses NLP’s efforts to help voters spot AI and deepfakes

During this year’s election season, it’s important to be prepared to encounter AI-generated misinformation, Christina Veiga, NLP’s senior director of media relations, said in a recent interview with BronxNet. Veiga discussed signs that indicate content is generated by AI or that videos are digitally altered “deepfakes,” how these technologies can impact young people and NLP’s…

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Infórmate en 2024

Virtual panel discussion in Spanish with live interpretation to English about how to find credible, trustworthy information during the 2024 elections.

Events

Is it misinformation?

It’s easy to avoid false information online — which is particularly important in an election year. Learn how on March 20 in this free webinar.

Events

Are you informed or influenced?

Learn to identify credible election information in this free webinar on Feb. 29, 2024 presented by the nonpartisan News Literacy Project.

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National News Literacy Week 2024 coverage

The fifth annual National News Literacy Week turned a spotlight on local news and its role in a healthy democracy. Through free events for educators and the public, this initiative provided people of all ages with the knowledge and tools to become better informed and more civically engaged. NLP staff and partners shared their expertise…

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Dan Evon on spotting misinformation in the Israel-Hamas war

The best way to help people avoid misinformation is to give them the tools to spot it, NLP’s Dan Evon said in a recent interview with CBS News. When young people view conflicts like the Israel-Hamas war through the lens of social media, false information can seep into the views they develop about the world,…

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PitchIt! TEXAS Student Essay Contest 2024

Educators! Give your students the opportunity to write about some of the most important topics of our time and explore how they can help combat misinformation and work to protect the freedom of the press.

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NewsLitCamp®: The importance of local news

Join us on Jan. 26 for a National NewsLitCamp®️: The Importance of Local News, in partnership with Scripps News, a virtual, immersive day of professional learning built exclusively for educators and part of our National News Literacy Week.

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‘It’s really our responsibility’: Los Angeles NPR station speaks with NLP

Students need to learn news literacy skills so they can navigate our complicated information landscape and avoid misinformation, said Ebonee Otoo, NLP’s senior vice president of educator engagement, in a recent interview with L.A. NPR station KCRW.  California recently joined a growing number of states requiring media literacy instruction in schools. Otoo explained what the…

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PitchIt! PENNSYLVANIA Student Essay Contest 2024

Educators! Give your students the opportunity to write about some of the most important topics of our time and explore how they can help combat misinformation and work to protect the freedom of the press.

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PitchIt! Colorado Student Essay Contest

Student voice is a catalyst for positive change in schools and communities. For this reason, the Colorado Language Arts Society and The Colorado Sun, in partnership with the News Literacy Project, are hosting a writing contest to empower Colorado students to be civically informed and engaged.

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In the news: NLP experts on navigating Mideast war misinformation

The Israel-Hamas war has opened a floodgate of misinformation, with even standards-based news outlets struggling to verify facts on the ground. In this confusing information landscape, journalists across the country have turned to our News Literacy Project experts for help explaining how to find credible information. EducationWeek “Misinformation flourishes in times of breaking news, especially…

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July-Oct 23 Movement Building Update

Each quarter, through these updates, we’ll keep you in tune with the work our network of educators is doing and how that work is shifting the media literacy education landscape across the U.S. to create a future founded on facts.

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In Chronicle of Philanthropy, NLP calls for more advocacy for news literacy education  

In an opinion piece for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Charles Salter, NLP’s president and CEO, calls for donors to support advocacy efforts for more news literacy education.  “To effectively address the misinformation crisis and build a future founded on facts, more states and school districts need to make media-literacy instruction a requirement,” he wrote. Citing…

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Our election misinformation ads

At NLP, we believe that news literacy is essential for a functioning democracy. We know that foreign and domestic adversaries have polluted our information ecosystem to cause confusion, turn us against each other and hinder our ability to make well-informed decisions about candidates and issues. Our election misinformation campaigns help people learn how to tell…

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Library of Congress honors News Literacy Project with its highest award

NLP today received the highest honor from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, the David M. Rubenstein Prize, in recognition of NLP’s outstanding efforts to help people of all ages identify misinformation and help stop its spread. The awards are given annually on Sept. 8, which UNESCO has designated as International Literacy Day. The…

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Back to school with NLP and TIME for Kids

The News Literacy Project and TIME for Kids are teaming up this school year to bring educators seven weeks of news literacy resources and lessons. From September through mid-October, the upper elementary editions of the TIME for Kids teacher’s guide will feature classroom-ready materials that highlight the magazine’s journalism and NLP’s free resources. Intended for…

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