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Behind the headlines: Clarity or deception?

An April 4 report from the long-running CBS News newsmagazine 60 Minutes on disparities in Florida’s vaccine rollout has touched off a wave of criticism questioning the piece’s accuracy and fairness.

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Journalist’s classroom visit high point of the year for California sixth-graders

NPR journalist Hannah Bloch is used to asking questions, but during a virtual visit with 80 sixth-graders at Chaparral Middle School in Diamond Bar, California, she was the one peppered with them. The conversation with Bloch, lead digital editor on NPR’s international desk, was the highlight of a media literacy component that educator Sherry Robertson…

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Behind the headlines: Sexism in journalism

This article is from a previous issue of our Get Smart About News newsletter for the general public, which explores timely examples of misinformation as well as press freedom and social media trends and issues. Subscribe to our newsletters. Women working as journalists increasingly face gender-based violence outside of their newsrooms, including a barrage of…

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Behind the headlines: Atlanta shootings coverage fallout

By Suzannah Gonzales and Hannah Covington This article is from this week’s issue of our Get Smart About News newsletter for the general public, which explores timely examples of misinformation as well as press freedom and social media trends and issues. Subscribe to our newsletters. News coverage of the March 16 fatal shootings at Atlanta-area…

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Statement: Base proposed voting measures on facts, not falsehoods

As numerous states consider steps to change the way voters participate in elections, we urge elected officials to base their actions on credible evidence. We believe that the right to vote is an essential act of an informed citizenry. But legislation premised on widespread disinformation about the 2020 election — including baseless voter fraud claims…

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Abby Phillip, CNN reporter and member of NLP's board

CNN’s Abby Phillip joins board of the News Literacy Project

Abby Phillip, CNN senior political correspondent and anchor of “Inside Politics Sunday,” is joining the board of the News Literacy Project. “Abby brings us exceptional credentials as a journalist as well as a fresh perspective,” said Alan C. Miller, founder and CEO of NLP, the nation’s leading nonpartisan education nonprofit. “With her experience, we anticipate…

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A photo of a painted mural on the wall at The Gordon Parks School for Inquisitive Minds. The mural depicts a black camera, and in the camera lens is an image of students throwing their graduation caps in the air in front of the school. The words painted in the top right side of the camera reads

News literacy ambassador brings ‘seasoned’ approach to education

When you view educator Sandra Street’s LinkedIn profile, your gaze quickly finds the word “seasoned,” which appears directly under her name at the top of the page. In this understated way, she makes her wealth of experience and expertise evident. An award-winning history teacher at the Gordon Parks School for Inquisitive Minds in Queens, New…

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Black History Month: Pioneering journalists, media

This February, during Black History Month, we’re shining a light on pioneering Black journalists and news media from the past two centuries. Many of these reporters and outlets overcame incredible obstacles and discriminatory systemic structures to report the facts in their communities. Many are also relatively unknown to the news-consuming public. We hope to help…

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Miguel Cardona

New education secretary must prioritize civics education

As the U.S. Senate begins the confirmation hearing for Miguel Cardona to become the next Secretary of Education, it must ensure that he prioritizes a robust civics curriculum for the nation’s middle schools and high schools that includes news literacy education. One of the primary purposes of public education is to teach the next generation…

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NLP launches NewsLit Nation, the News Literacy Educator Network

To work toward reducing the harmful effects of misinformation on young minds, NLP is launching NewsLit Nation, the home of its News Literacy Educator Network. NewsLit Nation members advocate for news literacy education and support educators helping students navigate the complex digital news ecosystem. With educators on the frontline of the fight against misinformation, NewsLit…

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NewsLit Week | Wisconsin students win PSA contest

Students in Lisa Ruehlow’s Media Literacy class at Amery High School in Wisconsin combined creativity and their Checkology® lessons to create public service announcements about the importance of news literacy for young people. And two of them took top honors for the national PSA contest sponsored by the News Literacy Project (NLP) and The E.W.…

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NewsLit Week | Use ‘PEP’ to talk to conspiracy believers

In Texas, an air conditioning repairman is run off the road and assaulted by a former police captain trying to find forged presidential election ballots. Closer to home, you learn your cousin is convinced of widespread voter fraud. A suicide bomber detonates a massive explosion in downtown Nashville, possibly targeting the AT&T building over 5G…

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