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Tribune Content Agency distributes Spotlight blog post and other NLP content

Newspapers and websites that subscribe to material from the Tribune Content Agency (TCA) now can pick up News Literacy Project (NLP) blog items that analyze news literacy lessons in current events. NLP’s Teachable Moments blog features insights written by NLP journalist fellows. TCA sent out the most recent post, “Spotlight: A Movie’s Lessons About Great Journalism,” late…

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NLP technology adviser named deputy publisher of the Los Angeles Times

Nicco Mele, an acclaimed digital strategist who has served as the News Literacy Project’s pro bono technology adviser for more than four years, has been named deputy publisher of the Los Angeles Times. “We intend to be one of the great journalism organizations of the 21st century, not just the 20th,” Austin Beutner, the Times’…

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The News Literacy Project to honor its journalist fellows with John S. Carroll Award

The News Literacy Project will recognize the outstanding contributions of one or more of its journalist fellows annually in honor of John S. Carroll, the late chairman of NLP’s board and a renowned newspaper editor. Volunteer journalist fellows have been a key to NLP’s success from the start, bringing their distinctive real-world expertise and experience…

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Greg McCaffery, CEO of Bloomberg BNA, joins the News Literacy Project’s board

Greg McCaffery, the CEO and president of Bloomberg BNA, has joined the News Literacy Project’s board. “Educating students to be discerning consumers of news strengthens both their critical-thinking skills and our democracy,” McCaffery said. “I’m delighted to join the NLP board as we expand the reach of this  important education initiative that inspires our next…

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ESPN senior vice president Rob King joins NLP’s board

Rob King, ESPN’s senior vice president for SportsCenter and News, has joined the News Literacy Project’s board. “NLP’s commitment to education and empowerment underscores the best that journalism can offer our society,” King said. “I’m excited to learn more, share what I’ve learned and engage my colleagues and peers with the project.” In May 2014, he…

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The New York Times’ Learning Network features NLP

Katherine Schulten offers “a roundup of tools, questions, activities and case studies” to determine the reliability of the onslaught of information we encounter every day. “Although we doubt we need to convince teachers that this skill is important, we like the way Peter Adams from the News Literacy Project frames it in a post for Edutopia,”she…

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NLP model can be successfully sustained and replicated, data show

NLP’s curriculum consistently produces strong gains in students’ knowledge and prompts them to change the way they think about and act on news and information, according to surveys of students who have participated in NLP digital and classroom units. The data also suggest that NLP’s method of teaching news literacy can be widely replicated in schools…

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Bob Baker, L.A. Times stalwart, early friend of NLP, dies at 67

Bob Baker, a beloved former reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times and an early friend of the News Literacy Project, died Friday. He was 67. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, his wife, Marjorie Baker, said. During more than 25 years at the Times, Baker distinguished himself as…

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Jee Yon Pae joins the News Literacy Project as vice president of development

Jee Yon Pae joined the News Literacy Project today as the organization’s first full-time development professional. She came to NLP from the Urban Alliance, a Washington nonprofit that provides internships, training and mentoring to youths in under-resourced communities. NLP President Alan C. Miller said that Pae brings “an exemplary fundraising track record, a deep commitment…

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News Literacy Project selected to appear in the Catalogue for Philanthropy

The News Literacy Project (NLP) has been selected to appear in the prestigious Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “one of the best” community-based nonprofits in the region for 2015–16. Following a thorough evaluation and financial review process, NLP was one of 78 nonprofits chosen from a competitive field of 200 candidates by the Catalogue’s…

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