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The News Literacy Project produces new video

The News Literacy Project has produced a new video showcasing the work of students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. “Students As Teachers” is now available on its YouTube channel. The video focuses on seven exemplary projects that ninth- and 10th-grade students completed in the spring of 2009 as part of the News…

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Bloomberg joins the News Literacy Project

Bloomberg has joined the News Literacy Project as a participant, becoming the 15th news organization to enlist in the growing national effort to help middle school and high school students sort fact from fiction in a digital world. “We believe in the future of fact-driven news in a world where people are bombarded with information,”…

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The News Literacy Project featured in Nieman Reports

The News Literacy Project’s program at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland, is featured in two articles in the summer issue of Nieman Reports, published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. In “News Literacy Project: Students Figure Out What News and Information to Trust,” NLP founder and executive director Alan C.…

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The News Literacy Project receives $150,000 challenge grant from the Ford Foundation

The News Literacy Project has been awarded a $150,000 challenge grant from the Ford Foundation in recognition of NLP’s pioneering work to give students the ability to discern credible information in the digital age. “The Ford Foundation is pleased to support the work of the News Literacy Project to equip students with the critical skills…

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News literacy op-ed article in USA Today

News literacy is crucial to sustaining a healthy democracy, according to an op-ed column co-authored by News Literacy Project executive director Alan C. Miller and published April 13, 2010, in USA Today, the nation’s largest general-circulation newspaper. “With actual news, and items that look suspiciously like news, coming at us all day from a variety…

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The Pulitzer Center joins the News Literacy Project

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has joined the News Literacy Project as the 14th news organization to enroll in the national effort to help middle school and high school students become more frequent consumers and creators of credible information. The Pulitzer Center is an innovative nonprofit leader in supporting the independent international journalism that…

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The News Literacy Project expands in Chicago

Building on a successful pilot program in late 2009, the News Literacy Project is growing in Chicago this year, expanding its presence in the pilot school and adding two new middle schools. It is now active in extended-day programs as well as in the classroom. After completing a sixth-grade pilot at Marquette Elementary School in…

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The News Literacy Project looks back on an extraordinary year

We are pleased to present the following report on the News Literacy Project’s first year of operations in the classroom. Eleven months after launching our inaugural pilot, we look back upon a year of extraordinary progress. We now have programs under way in New York City, Bethesda, Maryland, and Chicago and plans for expansion in…

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Slate joins the News Literacy Project

Slate has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization, becoming the first online news provider to join the effort to help middle school and high school students become smarter and more frequent consumers and creators of credible information. “The News Literacy Project has a mission that Slate is very pleased to support,” said…

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Time Warner hosts ‘An Evening with the News Literacy Project’ in New York

The News Literacy Project showcased its work in New York City schools at an Oct. 26 reception sponsored by Time Warner and attended by news media leaders and other well-known guests. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., NPR President Vivian Schiller and ABC News President David Westin co-hosted the event. Schiller…

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