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“Reliable Sources” podcast features Alan Miller

NLP founder and CEO, Alan Miller, was Brian Stelter’s guest on the Jan. 24 segment of his Reliable Sources podcast. In his Jan. 23 newsletter, Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent and host of the Sunday show Reliable Sources, described their conversation: “On this week’s Reliable Sources podcast, News Literacy Project founder and CEO Alan Miller previews…

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NLP cited in report on status of media literacy education

NLP received a shout-out from the education news site Education Dive on Jan. 7. In “Report: Florida, Ohio called ‘advanced leaders’ in K-12 media literacy efforts,” reporter Linda Jacobson looked at a new report by Media Literacy Now, a national advocacy group, detailing the status of state laws and proposed legislation promoting media literacy education…

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NLP’s advice cited in USA Today article on election disinformation

Jessica Guynn, a senior technology writer at USA Today, includes advice from the News Literacy Project in her Dec. 12 article, “Facebook disinformation in the 2020 presidential election: What you can do to stop its spread”: When you’re checking your social media feeds, watch out for manipulated and fabricated images and videos, and give political…

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Washington Post education blog offers lessons from The Sift®

Valerie Strauss, author of The Washington Post’s education blog, Answer Sheet, is featuring items from NLP’s weekly newsletter for educators through the end of the school year. These columns are linked below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/01/15/news-literacy-lessons-why-piece-about-facebook-teen-vogue-sparked-confusion/ (Jan. 15, 2020) https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/01/07/news-literacy-lessons-how-satirical-story-about-democrats-qasem-soleimani-was-spread-fact-plus-doctored-video-joe-biden/ (Jan. 7, 2020) “News literacy lessons: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ film and Greta Thunberg” (Dec. 18, 2019) “News…

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Article on The Fulcrum touts Informable, NLP’s new app

An article by The Fulcrum, a nonpartisan digital news organization focused on strengthening American democracy, makes the case that students are not the only ones who need news literacy education. In the Nov. 25 piece, “Adults may need media literacy even more than students,” Eliza Newlin Carney touts NLP’s new brain training app Informable. The…

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NLP’s scope and initiatives featured in The Washington Post’s education blog

“If you don’t know what the News Literacy Project is and does, it’s time you do.” That’s how Valerie Strauss, who writes The Washington Post’s education blog, Answer Sheet, starts today’s post about NLP’s scope, reach and initiatives. “Fighting the misinformation pandemic: Here’s help teaching students to distinguish real news from what’s fake” introduces readers…

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A look inside NLP’s NewsLitCamp® at the San Francisco Chronicle

EdSurge, an online news outlet that focuses on education technology, reported on NLP’s Nov. 14 NewsLitCamp at the San Francisco Chronicle. “Inside a News Literacy Camp, Where the Newsroom Becomes the Classroom” notes that the unique professional development format and setting of a NewsLitCamp allows the educators and journalists in attendance to learn from each other.…

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Reboot Foundation’s report notes NLP’s work

A new report from the Reboot Foundation, a Paris-based nonprofit supporting efforts that elevate critical thinking, notes the work of NLP and highlights our Checkology® virtual classroom as a news literacy resource. In Fighting Fake News: Lessons From The Information Wars, Helen Lee Bouygues, the foundation’s founder and president, examined existing literature, interviewed experts and conducted…

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NLP’s Adams, on NPR podcast, offers advice on spotting misinformation

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, discussed our work and offered tips for spotting misinformation on the Oct. 31 episode of the NPR podcast Life Kit, hosted by Miles Parks (starting at 10:50). Adams explains how to spot misinformation shared by others and explores how people can recognize when they aren’t reacting objectively…

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Don’t let ABC’s mistake fuel distrust of the media

In a report Sunday about violence in northern Syria, ABC’s “World News Tonight“ included a video clip of a nighttime machine gun exhibition at a Kentucky shooting range. Anchor Tom Llamas mistakenly described it as “appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians.”  While ABC made a serious error in including this footage, the lapse…

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