‘It’s really our responsibility’: Los Angeles NPR station speaks with NLP

NLP in the News

Students need to learn news literacy skills so they can navigate our complicated information landscape and avoid misinformation, said Ebonee Otoo, NLP’s senior vice president of educator engagement, in a recent interview with L.A. NPR station KCRW. 

California recently joined a growing number of states requiring media literacy instruction in schools. Otoo explained what the new requirement will mean for students, why it’s important to include media literacy instruction across subjects like math and science, and the challenges young people face when it comes to navigating our complicated information landscape.  

“It’s really our responsibility to make sure that we’re teaching these skills to young people so they can participate in civic life,” Otoo said. 

Listen to the interview here 

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