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NLP’s Peter Adams examines the future of news literacy

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president for educational programs, examined the future of news literacy for a National Association of Elementary School Principals publication. “If ‘teaching literacy’ means teaching students to access, comprehend, and evaluate information and create meaningful information of their own, then it also necessarily means teaching three overlapping skill sets: news literacy,…

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Washingtonian lists NLP as charity to support

The Washingtonian recently included NLP in its “24 Local Charities That Make Giving Back Feel Great (and Smart)” list. Author Erica Sloan wrote, “This Bethesda nonprofit creates classroom, afterschool, and e-learning curricula to help young people distinguish fact from fiction while analyzing text, photos, and videos.”

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Nyhus Communications urges support of NLP

The PR Council announced that it will be supporting NLP to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and Nyhus Communications has joined in on that effort. “NLP helps young people determine what information they should trust, share and act upon, and is committed to empowering youth with the knowledge necessary to actively participate in our robust democracy,”…

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NLP leading the way in teaching news literacy in the U.S.

The News Literacy Project is leading the way in creating a news-literate public by giving American youth the tips, tools and resources they need to sort fact from fiction, Aine Kerr wrote for Independent Business and Technology in Ireland. “The project’s motto is simple: when you’re informed, you’re empowered. Via a series of free lessons,…

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NLP’s John Silva gives Offspring tips on fighting ‘fake news’

John Silva, the News Literacy Project’s director of education, was recently interviewed by Offspring, Lifehacker’s parenting vertical, about what parents can do to spot and fight “fake news.” Silva told writer Leigh Anderson that parents should participate in lateral reading (real-time fact-checking from other news sites) with their children and make sure that the news…

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Study: News literacy is key to fighting conspiracy theories

That’s even when those theories appear to confirm an individual’s political belief, a new study shows. “The greater one’s knowledge about the news media — from the kinds of news covered, to the commercial context in which news is produced, to the effects on public opinion news can have — the less likely one will…

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Slate: NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom ‘gaining traction’

It’s never too soon to teach young people media literacy, says Lisa Guernsey of New America in a piece for Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America and Arizona State University that explores emerging technologies and public policy. And one tool that’s “gaining traction,” she says, is the News Literacy Project’s Checkology® virtual classroom, which…

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How do students learn to tell fact from falsehood?

In this video, three students — Conor McCormick, Uriel Reyes Morales and Sihin Yibrah — tell Pierre Thomas of ABC News how our lessons opened their eyes to the world of false news and misinformation online. The students — all seniors at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia — spoke candidly about their news and…

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Take this viral: Fighting for trust, truth and a strong democracy

 In the six years since New York City’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation joined forces with a vision of a day focused on charitable contributions and social awareness, Giving Tuesday has enabled individuals to demonstrate their commitment — through donations of money and time — to nonprofits that provide solutions to our…

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Illinois radio show talks news literacy with NLP

The 21st, a production of Illinois Public Media, recently explored how to be news-literate in an age of misinformation. Erika Hobbs, NLP’s communications director and Chicago program manager, urged listeners to “think before you share.” Hobbs explained how NLP works with educators and journalists to teach students the standards of quality journalism — and how…

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NLP participates in Media Literacy Week

A day-long conference on Nov. 6, sponsored by Reuters and the National Association of Media Literacy Education, kicked off Media Literacy Week, an annual celebration of the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. As part of the day’s events, NLP’s director of community partnerships and engagement, Damaso Reyes, and…

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MediaShift lists NLP as a resource to help students

Author and journalism professor Kim Lisagor Bisheff writes in MediaShift about the importance of teaching students to become responsible news consumers. She recommends the News Literacy Project as a great resource to help them separate good journalism from bad. “‘It’s all fake’ is a refrain we can’t afford to accept — as journalists and as…

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