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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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…

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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…

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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,…

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