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New Jersey station highlights classroom using NLP resources

A recent NJ Spotlight News segment featured a middle school class at Princeton Montessori School in New Jersey, where News Literacy Project Ambassador Aish Sami uses free educator resources from NLP to teach a media literacy course. “My hope and dreams for the students when they walk out of the classroom is that they feel…

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NLP ambassador on navigating the spread of misinformation among Latinos

NLP news literacy ambassador and Chicago high school teacher Alba Mendiola recently appeared on PBS station WTTW to talk about misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities. Many Latinos rely on social media sites for their news and other information, according to data from a Pew Research Center survey. Since fact checking in Spanish is less available, Latinos…

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Veiga discusses NLP’s efforts to help voters spot AI and deepfakes

During this year’s election season, it’s important to be prepared to encounter AI-generated misinformation, Christina Veiga, NLP’s senior director of media relations, said in a recent interview with BronxNet. Veiga discussed signs that indicate content is generated by AI or that videos are digitally altered “deepfakes,” how these technologies can impact young people and NLP’s…

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National News Literacy Week 2024 coverage

The fifth annual National News Literacy Week turned a spotlight on local news and its role in a healthy democracy. Through free events for educators and the public, this initiative provided people of all ages with the knowledge and tools to become better informed and more civically engaged. NLP staff and partners shared their expertise…

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Dan Evon on spotting misinformation in the Israel-Hamas war

The best way to help people avoid misinformation is to give them the tools to spot it, NLP’s Dan Evon said in a recent interview with CBS News. When young people view conflicts like the Israel-Hamas war through the lens of social media, false information can seep into the views they develop about the world,…

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‘It’s really our responsibility’: Los Angeles NPR station speaks with NLP

Students need to learn news literacy skills so they can navigate our complicated information landscape and avoid misinformation, said Ebonee Otoo, NLP’s senior vice president of educator engagement, in a recent interview with L.A. NPR station KCRW.  California recently joined a growing number of states requiring media literacy instruction in schools. Otoo explained what the…

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In the news: NLP experts on navigating Mideast war misinformation

The Israel-Hamas war has opened a floodgate of misinformation, with even standards-based news outlets struggling to verify facts on the ground. In this confusing information landscape, journalists across the country have turned to our News Literacy Project experts for help explaining how to find credible information. EducationWeek “Misinformation flourishes in times of breaking news, especially…

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In Chronicle of Philanthropy, NLP calls for more advocacy for news literacy education  

In an opinion piece for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Charles Salter, NLP’s president and CEO, calls for donors to support advocacy efforts for more news literacy education.  “To effectively address the misinformation crisis and build a future founded on facts, more states and school districts need to make media-literacy instruction a requirement,” he wrote. Citing…

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Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss showcases The Sift

Washington Post education reporter Valerie Strauss features content from The Sift®,  NLP’s free weekly newsletter for educators, in her blog throughout the school year. Banning clothes with political slogans at school, and other news literacy lessons — (May 7, 2023) Why some marginalized people distrust the new, and other news literacy lessons (April 28, 2023)…

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NLP in the news: touting the importance of news literacy in the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Two Reporters podcast, and Word in Black

With information generated by artificial intelligence suddenly flooding our virtual spaces, news consumers are struggling to understand what to think and how to feel about the technology. NLP’s Darragh Worland, senior vice president of creative strategy and host of NLP’s Is that a Fact? podcast, was recently featured in the Washington Post offering tips for how to make sense of this rapidly changing information environment. 

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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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