Apple announces support for NLP’s news literacy education programs

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Alan C. Miller

Founder and CEO


I am extremely pleased to share some exciting news: Apple announced today that it has selected the News Literacy Project to play a central role in a new initiative supporting leading nonprofit organizations that provide nonpartisan news literacy programs in the United States and in Italy.

Apple’s investment in our work represents the largest corporate contribution in our history. We are deeply grateful for the company’s commitment to fighting misinformation and sustaining quality journalism.

Students use Checkology in the classroom.

Michael Ventura for the News Literacy Project

Through this initiative, the News Literacy Project will receive a significant contribution and ongoing support from Apple. This will enable us to scale up our programs and resources — specifically, the Checkology® virtual classroom, our signature e-learning platform; The Sift, our free weekly newsletter for educators; and our Newsroom to Classroom program, which will connect journalists with educators who are registered to use Checkology Premium and will start later this year.

This will also help us build momentum to achieve the goal in our strategic plan — that by 2022, we will build a network of 20,000 practitioners who, using our programs and resources, teach news literacy skills to at least 3 million middle school and high school students each year and support the adoption of news literacy into the American education experience.​

We welcome Apple’s collaboration in our efforts to give facts a fighting chance.

 

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