In Chronicle of Philanthropy, NLP calls for more advocacy for news literacy education
In an opinion piece for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Charles Salter, NLP’s president and CEO, calls for donors to support advocacy efforts for more news literacy education. “To effectively address the misinformation crisis and build a future founded on facts, more states and school districts need to make media-literacy instruction a requirement,” he wrote.
Citing misinformation around the latest Israel-Hamas war and the rise of artificial intelligence, Salter argues that it is more important than ever to teach students how to recognize credible news and sort fact from fiction.
“This work is urgent. Misinformation threatens all of us,” he wrote. “Without a shared set of facts, our health, our lives, and our democracy are at risk.”
Read the full piece here.