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Free news literacy resources for the public

Since 2008, NLP has helped students across the U.S. and beyond learn to sort fact from fiction. Now, to meet the urgent need for news literacy among people of all ages, we are unveiling free tools and resources for the public. This includes a customized version of our signature e-learning platform, Checkology®. This expansion of…

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PSAs to help voters learn to navigate election misinformation

NLP and The Open Mind Legacy Project (OMLP) released public service announcements today to educate voters on how to avoid being misinformed about the November elections. Comcast, The E.W. Scripps Company and public media stations will air the video and audio PSAs, which also will be featured in a paid and organic digital ad campaign…

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Making sense of data: How to be savvy about data in the news

Making sense of data: How to be savvy about data in the news is is the conclusion of a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. Data is one of the best ways to understand our world,…

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Making sense of data: Spotlight on data in social media

Making sense of data: Spotlight on data in social media is the sixth in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. Like infographics, social media and other forms of user-generated content pose unique challenges regarding data.…

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Making sense of data: Special look at issues with infographics

Making sense of data: Special look at issues with infographics is the fifth in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. Infographics are one of the most visual ways to tell stories with data. They are…

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Making sense of data: Evaluating claims made from data

Making sense of data: Evaluating claims made from data is the fourth in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. Every day people use data to better understand the world. This helps them make decisions and…

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Making sense of data: Understanding complications with data collection 

Making sense of data: Understanding complications with data collection is the third in a series, presented by our partner  SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field.   As we have seen, statistics and visual representations of data can be misleading. But what…

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Making sense of data: Exploring statistics in the media

Making sense of Data: Exploring statistics in the the media is the second in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. “Numbers don’t lie” is a phrase we often hear to support the idea that…

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Making sense of data: Diving into charts and graphs  

Making sense of data: Diving into charts and graphs is the first in a series, presented by our partner SAS, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field.   Charts and graphs are useful tools for communicating complex information. They allow consumers to…

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Making sense of data: Six strategies for making sense of data in the media 

The series described below, presented by our partner  SAS, explores the role of data in understanding our world. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field.   Data can be a powerful tool. It helps us to understand the world with more precision and greater clarity.  Data is often the foundation for research,…

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March on Washington demonstrates democracy at work

The rights of all Americans to freely assemble and to bring grievances to the government’s doorstep are intrinsic to American democracy and  enshrined in the First Amendment. It’s what we’ve done for generations, perhaps most memorably on Aug. 28, 1963, when 250,000 people descended on Washington, D.C., to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs…

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Women suffragists march in New York City in 1917, carrying placards with the signatures of more than a million women. (New York Times archive)

Opposition to 19th Amendment relied on false narratives

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. It took the women’s suffrage movement decades to achieve that goal, thanks to entrenched discrimination that severely restricted women’s lives. Opposition to women’s suffrage relied on false narratives that seem particularly…

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