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News Literacy Project event packs GW’s Lisner Auditorium

The panel featured Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist at The New York Times, and Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent at NBC News and host of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. It was moderated by Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS NewsHour and moderator of Washington Week. The event was produced by the News Literacy Project in…

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NLP journalist fellow offers tips on photographing a neighborhood

David Gonzalez, a co-editor of Lens, the visual journalism blog of The New York Times, visited an 8th-grade American studies class at De La Salle Academy on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on May 15 to offer the students guidance and feedback on their photojournalism projects. For their final project in the NLP unit,…

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Veronica Conforme joins the News Literacy Project’s board

Veronica Conforme, a vice president at the College Board and the former chief operating officer of the New York City Department of Education, has joined the News Literacy Project’s board. “The board is fortunate to be gaining an educator with Veronica Conforme’s insight, experience and reputation,” said NLP board chairman John Carroll. “Our success depends…

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Sun-Times Foundation awards NLP $25,000 matching grant

The Sun-Times Foundation in Chicago has awarded the News Literacy Project a $25,000 matching grant to encourage additional individual, corporate and foundation contributions to NLP. The initial $1,000 of the donation counts toward the match, which runs through Dec. 5. Jim Kirk, the publisher and editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, announced the grant…

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NLP to sponsor major event at George Washington University on Nov. 13

NLP’s major fall event in Washington will be a panel discussion on “America’s Changing Role in the World and How the Press Covers It” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. Gwen Ifill of PBS is the moderator; the panelists are Thomas L.…

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Sign up now for the 2013 YJDP-News Literacy Project summer workshop series

The News Literacy Project and The Washington Post’s Young Journalists Development Program are presenting a series of innovative workshops for high school students this summer. Students will learn critical-thinking skills necessary to sort fact from fiction as consumers and creators of news and information in the digital age. Participants will engage with leading journalists from…

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NLP featured on public radio in Washington, D.C.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU, a public radio station in Washington, D.C., devoted an hour Monday afternoon to a segment on the News Literacy Project and news literacy. Alan C. Miller, NLP’s president and founder, was joined on the show by Matea Gold, a Los Angeles Times reporter and one of NLP’s most active journalist fellows, and…

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Eric Nadelstern joins the News Literacy Project’s education advisory committee

Eric Nadelstern, a professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College and a former deputy chancellor of the New York City schools, has joined the News Literacy Project’s education advisory committee. Nadelstern has been familiar with NLP since its early stages in New York City schools. Now in its fifth year, NLP is working with 11 schools…

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News Literacy Project staffers featured in journalism publications

NLP staffers are prominently featured in two journalism publications this month. The cover story in the May/June issue of the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) quotes Alan C. Miller, NLP’s president, and the spring issue of Inside Story, the magazine of the City University of New York’s graduate school of journalism, includes a feature about Elis…

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The News Literacy Project featured in The Washington Post

The News Literacy Project is featured in an article in today’s editions of The Washington Post, “Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction.” The Post reports that “news literacy programs are expanding in classrooms across the country, with a growing nonprofit sector dedicated to the cause and new education…

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News Literacy Project featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The News Literacy Project is one five nonprofits nationally featured in a Chronicle of Philanthropy report that spotlights organizations that have thrived despite launching amid the deep recession that began in 2008. The report, titled “Charities Started During the Recession Find Success Despite the Odds,” is featured in the April 11 edition. NLP is singled out for…

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