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Webinar | Power in Art: Elevate Student Voice with Editorial Cartooning

Join the News Literacy Project for a free webinar, hosted in partnership with KQED, to learn how to support students as they analyze and create political cartoons to share their perspective about issues. You’ll also explore topics such as trust and credibility as they relate to opinion journalism.


Podcast special | “Sandy Hook at 10: Tragedy, Conspiracies and Justice”

In a special two-part episode of our podcast Is that a fact? — “Sandy Hook at 10: Tragedy, conspiracy theories and justice” — we explore the aftermath of the shooting and how what seemed like an aberration of untruths would instead develop into a bellwether for a shift in public discourse, with conspiracy theories becoming a common element of tragic events. We also discuss how victims’ families have fought back against the lies and harassment and brought about lasting change.


A decade after Sandy Hook, progress through the pain

On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and, within minutes, ended the lives of 20 first-graders and six adults. In the decade since that day, grieving families have had to contend with conspiracy theorists – egged on by “alt-right” radio host Alex Jones and others – who believe the shooting never happened and the victims never existed.


NewsLitCamp Philadelphia

Please join us on Friday, Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET for NewsLitCamp® Philadelphia, a day of immersive, in-person professional learning built exclusively for educators and focusing on key news literacy concepts.


More election resources to help you stay informed, not misled

We’re just a couple of weeks from Election Day. In many states, early and mail-in voting is already underway. We have created a few more resources to help you stay informed – not misled – as we enter the final stretch of election season. Be sure to check out NLP’s original Election 2022 page, where…


Public webinar: Productive conversations without confrontation

Trying to discuss current events with someone who has been manipulated by misinformation, propaganda, or even conspiracy theories can be maddening, deeply emotional, and seemingly futile. Before you react angrily or throw your hands up in frustration, take a step back.


Define, identify and debunk election misinformation: Join our webinars

As we head toward Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 8 – many of us are hearing messages like, “Get informed before you vote.” But how can we be sure we’re getting information from credible sources? How do we know if we’re being informed or misled? The News Literacy Project is hosting a series of three…


NLP in the news this October: How to navigate elections misinformation, a spotlight on RumorGuard, pink slime everywhere

It’s fall during a busy elections cycle, which means everything tastes like pumpkin spice – with a big dash of misleading elections information and frustrating conversations about politics. NLP experts were quoted in a number of stories in which they not to only explained the big problems facing our electoral system, but also  offered some hope with useful advice and a new effort to teach people news literacy skills. 

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EdWeb Webinar: Informed or influenced? Media and news literacy skills for election season and beyond

In this edWeb webinar, join News Literacy Project experts and news literacy educators to learn how you can strengthen your students’ media and news literacy skills and equip them for active, responsible civic life. Learn about best practices for teaching about bias and the primary purpose of various sources, and discover how you can help students identify news and information that is presented in a fair and accurate way.


New STEM-Aligned Lessons Released on Checkology®

Educators asked, and we’ve answered! In response to requests for STEM-aligned lessons on Checkology®, the News Literacy Project’s free, browser-based virtual classroom, we’ve added a trio of new lessons: “Evaluating Science-Based Claims,” “Be Health Informed” and “Making Sense of Data.”


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EdWeb Webinar: Building strong digital citizens: News and media literacy in the classroom

In this edWeb webinar, co-sponsored by the News Literacy Project and EdCuration, hear creative ideas, advice and solutions to these questions from some of NLP’s NewsLit Nation ambassadors, who are educators serving as community news literacy advocates. These educators will share how they engage students in classroom discussions and use activities that develop critical news and media literacy skills such as identifying credible information, seeking out reliable sources, and understanding the role of a free press in a democracy. 

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Founders’ concern about fractured America relevant then, now

How are you celebrating the Fourth of July — with fireworks, a parade, a family cookout? Try sharpening your news literacy skills! Our nation’s founders would be proud of you. While they didn’t have to contend with the 24-hour news cycle, internet trolls or dangerous conspiracy theories, the Founding Fathers were concerned that misinformation and…


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