Student collaborate on Checkology

E.W. Scripps joins our fight for facts

On Thursday, NLP and the E.W. Scripps Company, one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners and steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, announced a multi-year partnership to help the next generation of news consumers learn to separate facts from falsehoods in today’s challenging information landscape.

Working together, educators, journalists and media organizations can create the momentum to achieve NLP’s vision: to embed news literacy in the American middle school and high school  education experience. We are excited to join forces with Scripps toward this urgent goal.

Scripps journalists will visit schools, either in person or virtually, through our Newsroom to Classroom program to talk with students about what they do and why their work is important. They also will participate in NewsLitCamps® — our one-day professional development events, hosted by news organizations and taught by journalists and NLP staff that provide educators with the knowledge and resources to teach news literacy.

In addition, the Scripps National Spelling Bee will help connect its national audience of students and teachers with NLP’s programs, including the Checkology® virtual classroom.

Another key initiative of the partnership is National News Literacy Week, which is slated to run from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2020. During this week, Scripps’ local television stations and national media brands will use NLP’s news literacy offerings to produce special coverage, programs and events across the country that engage audiences in discussions about the importance of news literacy and the role of a free press in a healthy democracy.

We will keep you informed about key events and activities as this significant partnership takes shape. And, as always, thank you for helping to give facts a fighting chance.

More Updates

Diversity in newsrooms

Survey: Newsroom diversity lagging

The American Society of News Editors received responses to its 41st annual survey from 429 news organizations. Both print/digital newsrooms and online-only outlets responded to the survey. The results (PDF download), released last Tuesday, found that people of color comprised 21.9% of salaried employees in 2018, compared with 21.8% the year before. Online-only news outlets…

NLP Updates

Valeria Luquin, winner of NLP’s 2019 Gwen Ifill Student of the Year Award, with her journalism teacher, Adriana Chavira.

Legacies of Ifill, Pearl come together at Student of the Year Award ceremony

The lives and legacies of journalists Gwen Ifill and Daniel Pearl continue to influence the next generation, as evidenced by this year’s recipient of the News Literacy Project’s Gwen Ifill Student of the Year Award: Valeria Luquin, a 10th-grade student at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School. “I’m extremely honored to have been nominated and to…

NLP Updates

Obscured man in hoodie on laptop

Wondering if content is reliable? Determine its origin

The most essential question to ask of viral online content is also frequently one of the most difficult to answer: Where did this come from? While this question isn’t new — after all, purveyors of misinformation have always “adapted their workflows to the latest medium” — it has been elevated by an information ecosystem optimized for anonymity,…

NLP Updates