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The News Literacy Project brings students to newsrooms in New York and Chicago

Not only is the News Literacy Project bringing journalists to students in schools, it’s increasingly bringing students to the journalists in their newsrooms. Students participating in the project visited four newsrooms in New York and Chicago in the past two months, bringing the total number of such field trips in the two cities to 10…

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Chicago NLP student profiled by PBS NewsHour Extra

Rashad Thomas-Bland, now in 7th grade at Reavis, was interviewed about his experience producing and narrating a broadcast report on the impact of video games on youth. The interview, along with an excerpt of the Reavis students’ report, can be found in the Student Voices section of the NewsHour Extra site at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/speakout/arts/july-dec11/nlp_11-14.html. Thomas-Bland and seven…

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Bogie does news literacy

In “Bring Back Bogart,” published in the Nov. 7, 2011, issue, Ray Schroth, S.J., an associate editor of the weekly, cleverly ties the 1952 film Deadline – U.S.A. to the News Literacy Project’s mission. One of NLP’s partner schools is the Jesuit-founded Cristo Rey New York High School in East Harlem. In the film, an immigrant woman brings…

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The News Literacy Project holds its 2011 Fall Forum event on Oct. 19

Columnists David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post will be the featured speakers at the News Literacy Project’s second annual Fall Forum, a series focusing on politics, public policy and the press. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 14, 2011 Contact: Maureen Freeman maureenfreeman@thenewsliteracyproject.org Josh Wozman, 202-530-4608 josh.wozman@bm.com Columnists David…

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De La Salle Academy in New York to partner with the News Literacy Project

De La Salle Academy, New York City’s only private coeducational nonsectarian middle school for academically gifted students who are economically less advantaged, is joining the News Literacy Project for the 2011-12 school year. HBO is sponsoring the school’s participation, marking the first such corporate sponsorship of a school in New York. It will be NLP’s…

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New NLP video narrated by Ron Claiborne

The News Literacy Project’s latest video, “How to Know What to Believe,” is now available on NLP’s YouTube and Vimeo channels. The video showcases the program’s impact in partner schools in the project’s three regions.  The video is narrated by ABC News anchor and correspondent Ron Claiborne, an active NLP journalist fellow. His portion of the…

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Qualcomm becomes lead sponsor of the News Literacy Project’s D.C. expansion

Qualcomm Inc., a San Diego-based world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies, has become the lead sponsor of the News Literacy Project’s expansion into Washington, D.C. NLP will launch its partnership with E.L. Haynes Public Charter School with an event at the school on Sept. 6 featuring journalist Gwen Ifill, the moderator and managing…

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The News Literacy Project adds four new school partners in New York

For the 2011-12 school year, NLP is adding four high schools to its program: Bronx Academy of Letters and The Cinema School, both in the Bronx; Cristo Rey New York High School in East Harlem, and KIPP NYC College Prep in West Harlem. NLP will also continue its partnership with the Facing History School and…

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PBS NewsHour reports on the News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project’s growing program to give students the tools to know what to believe in a digital age was the subject of a seven-minute report on PBS NewsHour on Dec. 13. The report, “News Literacy Project Trains Young People to be Skeptical Media Consumers,” featured NLP’s work with 8th-grade students at E.L. Haynes Public Charter…

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FCC member Michael Copps praises the News Literacy Project to newspaper group

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps told leaders of community newspapers on July 21 that Americans need to become “a news-literate people” and praised the News Literacy Project for its efforts toward achieving that objective. “Our goal should be that every American possesses the skills to discern news from infotainment, fact from opinion, and trustworthy information…

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