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National Association of Science Writers 2018 meeting

These days, communicating with young people about science is critical  — especially when the phrase “fake news” is often applied to scientific topics. Today’s tweens and teens are the next generation of voters; some could be casting their first ballots as soon as next month. To make good decisions, they will need both science literacy…

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‘Practicing Quality Journalism’:  ¡Ahora en español!

We are diversifying our news literacy efforts in all sorts of new ways, and here’s one that’s truly exciting: One of the most popular lessons in our Checkology® virtual classroom is now available in Spanish! “Practicing Quality Journalism”/“Practicando el periodismo de calidad” is a game-like simulation in which students assume the role of rookie reporters…

NLP talk at the Washington Foreign Press Center garners coverage in Nigeria

Nicholas Ibekwe was among 25 international journalists at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, D.C., last week, hearing from NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller. The group is on a two-week reporting tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department titled “Media Literacy and Combatting Misinformation.” Read Ibekwe’s report about how NLP is training future…

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New line of support for the News Literacy Project (and democracy)

I’m always pleased to announce new partners in news literacy, but this one is especially gratifying because it offers support in a distinctive way. The Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company has shown generosity matched by creativity in pledging to give $20 to the News Literacy Project for every pair of shoes bought online from its new…

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L.A. area educators: NewsLitCamp® at UCLA

Join the News Literacy Project and the Los Angeles Times for a highly engaging (and free!) teacher-centered NewsLitCamp — a professional development event featuring breakout sessions with L.A. Times journalists. The Los Angeles Times has been covering the city, the region and the world for more than 136 years. It has won 44 Pulitzer Prizes in a variety of categories…

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Houston area educators: NewsLitCamp® at the Chronicle

Join the News Literacy Project, the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) on Friday, Nov. 9, for a highly engaging (and free!) teacher-centered NewsLitCamp — a professional development event featuring breakout sessions with Chronicle journalists. The Houston Chronicle, founded in 1901, is one of the largest newspapers in the United States. It was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in…

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PCMag: NLP provides the ‘proper tools to judge between fact and fiction’

In an opinion piece for PCMag, veteran tech reporter Tim Bajarin says the News Literacy Project and its programs should “become a fundamental building block of our students’ educational process” because it offers “the proper tools to judge between fact and fiction”: “It does not tell students which news source to use but rather, teaches…

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National Press Club interviews Miller

Our founder and CEO was the featured guest recently on the National Press Club’s podcast, Update-1. “We have students asking ‘What is news?’” said Alan C. Miller, explaining how our work tackles a great need for news literacy when credible news is mixed into social feeds already filled with rumors, ads and propaganda.

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This Week in Nope features board member Walt Mossberg

“There is hope for your children to be critical thinkers and not merely test-takers,” says NLP board member Walt Mossberg during the “yup” part of This Week in Nope, a podcast that offers a droll review of the week’s news. Hosts Rachel Dodes and Brian Hecht asked Mossberg, the former executive editor of Recode, to appear…

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Association for Middle Level Education 2018 conference

John Silva, NBCT, our director of education, is presenting a session at the 2018 conference of the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE), which describes itself as “the most valuable and comprehensive professional development opportunity in the world for any person working with students ages 10–15.” John’s topic: “Creating a Classroom Where Facts Prevail and Students Become…

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