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24 journalists join the News Literacy Project

Twenty-four journalists have recently joined the News Literacy Project, bringing the total of participating news professionals to 55. Among the new fellows are Mark Halperin, Time Magazine’s political reporter and blogger; Ethan Bronner, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times; Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition; and Pierre Thomas, ABC News’ award-winning…

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USA Today becomes second participating news organization

USA Today is the News Literacy Project’s second participating news organization. The paper has endorsed NLP, will post an internal announcement giving its journalists the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom and will help NLP recruit former USA Today reporters and editors to participate in an after-school program. “In an era in which there’s a…

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New York Times is first participating news organization

The New York Times is the News Literacy Project’s first participating news organization. The Times has endorsed NLP, posted an internal announcement giving the paper’s journalists the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom, and is helping NLP recruit former Times reporters and editors to participate in its after-school program. It has also agreed to provide…

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Bob Jervis will develop curriculum for the News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project is pleased to announce that Bob Jervis, the former coordinator of social studies for the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Public Schools, will be its curriculum developer. Bob was responsible for developing the county schools’ social studies curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade. After retiring in 2001, he spent five years with…

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Vivian Schiller appointed president and CEO of NPR

Vivian Schiller, who chairs the News Literacy Project board, will become president and CEO of National Public Radio on Jan. 5. She will move over from The New York Times, where she has been senior vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com. She previously served as senior vice president and general manager of the Discovery Times…

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Alan Miller addresses Knight Commission on news literacy

Alan C. Miller, the News Literacy Project’s founder and executive director, discussed news literacy in the classroom — and NLP’s plans to provide it — in remarks to the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. He did so as part of a panel on “Information, Engagement, and Democracy at the…

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Facing History School is latest News Literacy Project pilot

The News Literacy Project is pleased to announce that our second New York City pilot will be with the Facing History School, a small, innovative, non-charter public high school on Manhattan’s West Side. The school, which was founded in 2005 and will graduate its first senior class in 2009, focuses on understanding history through the…

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News Literacy Project featured in social studies teachers’ newsletter

The News Literacy Project is featured in the November/December edition of The Social Studies Professional, the newsletter of the National Council for the Social Studies. It is distributed to 25,000 teachers and other subscribers: The News Literacy Project: Coming Soon to the Internet  The News Literacy Project is an innovative national program that intends to…

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Kate Ferrall joins the News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project is delighted to welcome Kate Ferrall, a former teacher and broadcast journalist, as program coordinator. She brings valuable experience, talent and commitment to the mission. A graduate of Oberlin College and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Kate began her career teaching at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.,…

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