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“Reliable Sources” podcast features Alan Miller

NLP founder and CEO, Alan Miller, was Brian Stelter’s guest on the Jan. 24 segment of his Reliable Sources podcast. In his Jan. 23 newsletter, Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent and host of the Sunday show Reliable Sources, described their conversation: “On this week’s Reliable Sources podcast, News Literacy Project founder and CEO Alan Miller previews…

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Miller interviewed on Stelter’s Reliable Sources podcast

Our founder and CEO, Alan Miller, was Brian Stelter’s guest this week on his Reliable Sources podcast. In his Jan. 23 newsletter, Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent and host of the Sunday show Reliable Sources, described their conversation: “On this week’s Reliable Sources podcast, News Literacy Project founder and CEO Alan Miller previews the first-ever National…

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Take part in National News Literacy Week

The News Literacy Project (NLP) and The E.W. Scripps Company are joining forces for National News Literacy Week (Jan. 27-31) — an initiative that will raise awareness of news literacy as a fundamental life skill and highlight the vital role of a free press in a healthy democracy. This campaign will provide educators, students and…

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‘Black PR’: An industry built around sowing disinformation

Coordinated efforts to disseminate propaganda online are supported by “a worldwide industry of PR and marketing firms ready to deploy fake accounts, false narratives, and pseudo news websites for the right price,” according to a Jan. 6 report by BuzzFeed News and The Reporter, an investigative news outlet in Taiwan. Such businesses — which in…

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Miller looks at news literacy’s impact on local news

As part of its local news initiative, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation asked NLP’s founder and CEO, Alan C. Miller, to consider how news literacy correlates with improved trust and understanding between the public and local news outlets. He immediately saw the connection and shared his thoughts, which were posted Jan. 9…

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NLP cited in report on status of media literacy education

NLP received a shout-out from the education news site Education Dive on Jan. 7. In “Report: Florida, Ohio called ‘advanced leaders’ in K-12 media literacy efforts,” reporter Linda Jacobson looked at a new report by Media Literacy Now, a national advocacy group, detailing the status of state laws and proposed legislation promoting media literacy education…

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Classroom Connection: New York Times op-ed backlash

In his original column, Stephens lauded the intelligence of Ashkenazi Jews, citing a 2005 paper that was published in the Journal of Biosocial Science, which until 1969 was named The Eugenics Review. The article was co-authored by Henry Harpending, whom the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled an “extremist” with a “white nationalist” ideology. On Dec.…

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Chicago educators: NewsLitCamp® with Block Club Chicago, The Better Government Association, The Chicago Reporter and ProPublica Illinois

Join the News Literacy Project, Block Club Chicago, the Better Government Association, The Chicago Reporter,  ProPublica Illinois and Chicago Public Schools, for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with local journalists. Register today at this link (it’s FREE!) to reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/ChicagoNLC20. Space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your seat! NewsLitCamp is a day-long…

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News literacy resolutions for a new year

Making New Year’s resolutions is easy; keeping them is not. This year, you can adopt a meaningful resolution that is easy to keep long after we ring in another new year. So join NLP in resolving to become more news-literate in 2020. Here’s how, in three simple steps. And Happy New Year!

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