A case for your support on #GivingTuesday

Alan Miller

Alan C. Miller

Founder and CEO


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, when family and friends gather around a festive table and reflect on what they’re grateful for.

In a world where we are constantly buffeted by waves of information (some of it credible, much of it not), I’m grateful for the hard work of the team at the News Literacy Project to support the thousands of educators — 16,000 and counting across the United States and in more than 100 countries — who teach their students how to distinguish fact from fiction and know what information to trust, share and act on.

Our mission feels more urgent than ever. Just two weeks ago we went through another election cycle – some would say we endured another election cycle — that for most of us was confusing, disconcerting and even disorienting. We can’t blame that solely on partisan politics; the reality is that every day we had to sift through an onslaught of information, misinformation and disinformation to get the facts we needed to cast an informed vote.

That’s why I’m asking you to support the News Literacy Project on #GivingTuesday (Nov. 27). We know that educators are hungry for tools they can use in the classroom to teach their students how to become information-savvy. And we know that our Checkology® virtual classroom and other tools are making a real difference to our students. Watch this video to see what we mean:

Will you join our fight for facts on #GivingTuesday? All of us at the News Literacy Project will be grateful for your support. Thank you, and have a happy Thanksgiving.

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