College student sees value in journalists’ visits to classrooms

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NLP’s Newsroom to Classroom program gets a shout-out from a columnist and college student on the website of the News Media Alliance on July 22. Arantxa Hernandez writes that students of all ages need to learn how to better discern credible journalism from irresponsible, biased or misleading content.

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Curriculum Connection: Facebook, satire and fact-checking

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Facebook plans to exempt satire and opinion content from its fact-checking program. This would mean that posts that contain demonstrably false claims, but which the platform deems to be either satire or opinion, would not be referred to its network of third-party fact-checkers. Thus, Facebook would not…

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Catherine Griffin

Bringing news literacy to a school, one freshman class at a time

Like many teens asked to research a topic, Catherine Griffin’s students typically would open a search engine, type a word or phrase, and simply use the source at the top of their results. But once Griffin guides them through the Checkology®virtual classroom, they start digging deeper, citing scholarly articles and database results in their research.…

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