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What you were reading in 2016

As we reflect on 2016, we look back at some of our social media posts that you liked most. We’re sharing your top five favorites for one more read: Our guide to spotting fake news Facebook taking steps to combat misinformation Our new Checkology™ virtual classroom “In Jest” Biggest publishers of hoaxes and fake news

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Pew study shows Americans take fake news problem seriously

A survey released by the Pew Research Center today shows that fabricated news stories are causing members of the public to be confused about basic facts. About two in three U.S. adults say that fake news has caused “a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current events,” while roughly another quarter say it causes…

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NLP brings much-needed news literacy training to NCSS at a critical time

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president for education programs, led a workshop on how educators can use authentic examples of viral rumors to drive civic learning and engagement. The session couldn’t have come at a better time. With little regulation or controls, social media platforms occupy a greater and greater space in the public attention…

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Chris Wallace: ‘News literacy in the 21st century is literacy’

Appearing this week as the featured speaker at a News Literacy Project breakfast in Washington, Chris Wallace, the anchor of Fox News Sunday, called NLP “a terrific program.” The 52-year veteran of the broadcast industry added, “News literacy in the 21st century is literacy.” And, he continued, “Knowing how to consume and judge the news is…

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Alan Miller’s statement on Stanford’s study about students and fake news

A new study by Stanford History Education Group shows that students’ digital fluency does not include understanding the news and information they read online. “The News Literacy Project has been working with educators for the past eight years to teach middle school and high school students how to address the challenges reflected in the Stanford study,”…

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Christian Armstrong: ‘We prioritize news literacy over all else’

Christian Armstrong grew up in the same housing projects where Michelle Obama had lived as a young girl — a notoriously dangerous section of Chicago’s South Side now known as O Block. He never read a newspaper, watched the news on television or listened to it on the radio. “I figured it had nothing to…

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Help us give facts a fighting chance on #GivingTuesday

This year, we’re kicking off the charitable season by joining #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday is less than a week away, and we’re looking forward to joining in for the first time! The outpouring of support we’ve seen for news literacy since the presidential election underscores the…

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Kathleen Parker calls for greater public support of NLP

In her column, Washington Post opinion writer Kathleen Parker argues that the mainstream media was this year’s “biggest loser,” and that programs like the News Literacy Project are part of the solution. “The mainstream media need to work harder at presenting balanced reporting to rebuild trust,” she writes. “And education programs aimed at teaching students how to evaluate…

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