‘It’s really muddying the waters’: NLP’s Covington on pink slime

NLP in the News


Pink slime outlets pose as legitimate local news organizations, but they lack the ethical standards of trustworthy journalism. In a recent mLive article, Hannah Covington, NLP’s senior director of education content, weighed in on a pink slime newspaper circulating in Michigan and emphasized the need for news literacy skills to detect unreliable stories, especially ahead of this year’s elections.

“These websites are often paid for by political groups, and they’re often pushing partisan politics and advocacy stories that are making a policy, candidate or party look good,” Covington said.

Read the full article here.

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