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NLP students join Broadway stars to consider ‘true’ versus ‘true-ish’

NLP’s Alan Miller (left) moderated the talkback session with Lifespan of a Fact director Leigh Silverman and actors Bobby Cannavale, Daniel Radcliffe and Cherry Jones. “Facts have to be the final measure of truth.”   That’s what fact-checker Jim Fingal (portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe) says in the play The Lifespan of a Fact. At the News Literacy…

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Using Checkology® to improve civil discourse in the classroom

For Nicole Finnesand, integrating current events into her lessons at a middle school in the southeast corner of South Dakota was daunting — until she encountered the News Literacy Project and its Checkology® virtual classroom. She teaches in Colton, a tiny town (population 676, according to 2017 Census estimates) about 25 miles northwest of Sioux…

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School Library Journal promotes the ‘Freedom’ shoe (and NLP)

Teachers and librarians often find themselves standing for long periods, and School Library Journal has a solution for their fatigued feet: the “Freedom” line of women’s shoes from the Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company, featuring the First Amendment engraved on the sole. Even better, SLJ executive editor Kathy Ishizuka notes, each purchase benefits the News Literacy…

Media Coverage

A case for your support on #GivingTuesday

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, when family and friends gather around a festive table and reflect on what they’re grateful for. In a world where we are constantly buffeted by waves of information (some of it credible, much of it not), I’m grateful for the hard work of the team at the News Literacy Project…

Educators in Chicago or attending #NCSS18: NewsLitCamp® at WBEZ

Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), WBEZ and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) for a NewsLitCamp on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. WBEZ (91.5 FM) is Chicago’s NPR affiliate; it also produces This American Life and co-produces, with NPR, the popular current affairs quiz show Wait Wait … Don’t Tell…

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Five ways to celebrate Media Literacy Week

Nov. 5-9 is Media Literacy Week — our favorite week of the year, when champions of news and media literacy raise awareness of the critical need and available tools to discern and create credible information as students, consumers and citizens. Here are some things you can do each day during Media Literacy Week to support…

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NLP’s Damaso Reyes featured in Spain’s most-read news outlet

Damaso Reyes, our director of partnerships, was interviewed for a report on media literacy that was published yesterday in El País, the largest national news outlet in Spain. The article explored the importance of ensuring that students learn to sort fact from fiction at a young age and cited our Checkology® virtual classroom as a…

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American Public Health Association annual meeting

NLP has long described the misinformation and disinformation epidemic as “a public health crisis.” Now it’s a topic of discussion at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting. Alan C. Miller, our founder and CEO, will be joined by experts from the RAND Corporation and the Center for Media Literacy to discuss “Facts Matter: Truth, Media…

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News literacy sessions in Brazil

Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, NLP’s senior vice president of communications, is taking the news literacy message to Brazil this week. Between Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 she will be leading discussions on media literacy and information disorder, open to the public, in Manaus, Brasília and Sāo Paulo; she will also meet with students, educators and journalists.…

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