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The Philadelphia Inquirer is NLP’s latest participating news organization

The paper is the 23rd news organization to join NLP since 2009. “The News Literacy Project fosters precisely the kind of careful analysis of the news that students of all ages need to practice in an era when the avalanche of information available about public affairs threaten to bury the citizenry,” said Bill Marimow, the…

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The News Literacy Project’s Fall Forum to focus on 2012 campaign coverage

The News Literacy Project will present its third annual Fall Forum, “Decision 2012: The Savvy Consumer’s Guide to Campaign Coverage,” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The event at Walt Whitman High School features Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus and CBS News national correspondent Chip Reid. Matea Gold, a Los Angeles Times Washington correspondent,…

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Kathleen Parker champions the News Literacy Project

In a widely syndicated column published today, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker calls the News Literacy Project a leader in the “growing news literacy movement aimed at teaching young people how to think critically and judge the quality of information.” Parker recently joined the NLP board. Her column underscores the critical need for the public…

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NLP partner school makes news

A recent report in SchoolBook, an education blog from The New York Times and WNYC, shines a spotlight on NLP’s partnership with The Facing History High School, a public school in Manhattan where NLP has been bringing its news literacy curriculum to students in English and humanities classes the past four years. This year, NLP…

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The News Literacy Project teams with The Washington Post on summer workshops

The News Literacy Project is partnering with The Washington Post’s Young Journalists Development Program to offer three free half-day workshops for high school students at the Post this summer. Each session is designed to equip students with essential critical-thinking skills needed to sort fact from fiction as both consumers and producers of news and information. …

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Kathleen Parker joins the News Literacy Project Board

Kathleen Parker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post, has joined the News Literacy Project’s board. Parker writes a twice-weekly column on politics and culture that is syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group to more than 450 newspapers. The Post is one of 21 news organizations that participate in the News Literacy Project.…

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Students go behind the scenes with NLP

Harlan Community Academy students visited the Chicago Defender newspaper on March 21 to learn about the 106-year-old publication’s important role in the Great Migration. The students were part of Harlan’s After School Matters journalism program, led by teacher Lauren Lykke. Student articles appear in the magazine Say What, a publication of Young Chicago Authors. The…

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The News Literacy Project concludes a banner year in 2011

The News Literacy Project made dramatic progress in 2011 in its mission to create a new generation of smarter and more engaged consumers and creators of credible news and information. NLP is now working with 35 teachers in 21 middle schools and high schools in New York City, Chicago, Washington and Bethesda, Maryland, to reach…

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