Melissa Nicolardi joins the News Literacy Project


The News Literacy Project is pleased to welcome Melissa Nicolardi, a former New York City public school teacher and a documentary filmmaker, as New York program coordinator.

Melissa was a founding member of the School for Human Rights in Brooklyn, New York. She received a master of science in teaching degree from Pace University as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program and is a candidate for an MFA in integrated media arts, concentrating in documentary production, from Hunter College.

An alumna of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teachers Program, Melissa has presented at the U.S. Human Rights Network annual conference on the topic of media and human rights education and has been published in Amnesty International’s education newsletter.

She will oversee the News Literacy Project’s pilots at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn and the Facing History School in Manhattan and work with NLP’s after-school partner, Citizen Schools.  “I am delighted to be a part of this innovative team that will help usher in a new generation of citizens wholly prepared to participate in the shaping of their world,” she said.

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