In USA Today, Miller connects the viral spread of misinformation and measles

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In a commentary published by USA Today, NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller connects the viral pandemic of misinformation and the rapidly increasing growth in the number of measles cases across the United States and around the world. He notes that decisions and actions based on false information may pose real dangers — and, in the case of decisions about vaccination, can have life-or-death consequences.

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We can’t rely on others to tell us what to trust

In the 11 years since I founded the News Literacy Project, I have learned time and again that it takes a lasting, comprehensive approach to overcome the scourge of misinformation. A recent incident involving the Poynter Institute starkly illustrates that point. On April 30, the respected journalism education nonprofit released a list, under the title…

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NLP journalist volunteer Paul Saltzman dissects news judgment

Paul Saltzman, the investigative news editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, has a simple answer when asked whether the public has a solid understanding of what “news judgment” means. “No,” said Saltzman, who has volunteered with the News Literacy Project since 2011 and is the host of the “What Is News?” lesson in NLP’s Checkology® virtual…

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Fox program and podcast spread the word about NLP in Los Angeles

Sunday’s episode of In Depth with Hal Eisner, a news program that airs on Fox11 in Los Angeles, led with a segment on misinformation featuring NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller and Valeria Luquin, a high school student who has learned valuable news literacy skills from NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom. Eisner then invited Valeria’s mother,…

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