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Global Youth & News Media Prize honors Checkology


Alan C. Miller

Founder and CEO

Global Youth logoI’m delighted to tell you that our Checkology® virtual classroom has won a Silver Award in the News/Media Literacy category from the 2019 Global Youth & News Media Prize.

The Global Youth & News Media Prize, established in 2018, honors organizations around the world that innovate as they strengthen engagement between news media and young people while reinforcing the role of journalism in society.

The award — supported by the European Journalism Centre, the Google News Initiative and News-Decoder — recognizes initiatives that effectively educate about journalism and news media in ways that help young audiences navigate all kinds of content as they develop the news habits and knowledge that are key to becoming engaged participants in civic life.

Why Checkology won

In naming Checkology a 2019 laureate, the prize jury said: “We felt that this initiative achieved scale, impact and sustainability, which are rare things to find together in any media literacy programme. The virtual connection to journalists was an innovative and easy-to-access tool that we felt would have the ability to make a lasting impression on the students. Bravo!”

This honor is a further testament to NLP’s innovation and leadership in the field of news literacy. To learn how we plan to continue to scale our impact over the next three years and achieve our vision of embedding news literacy lessons in the American education experience, take a look at our Strategic Framework.

Other prize winners

Top Story of Kenya, a reality television show that features an investigative reporting competition for journalism students, also received a Silver Award. The top prize went to The Student View, a nonprofit based in the United Kingdom that teaches students to become investigative journalists to better understand disinformation.

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