National News Literacy Week draws strong media coverage

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NLP partnered with The E.W. Scripps Company on the first National News Literacy Week (Jan. 27-31). The initiative brought awareness to the need for news literacy education and provided students, educators and the public with tools, tips and resources for becoming news-literate. The week also generated robust news media coverage for NLP, Scripps and news literacy in general, including the following:

“Scripps, News Literacy Project kick off public awareness campaign in lead-up to National News Literacy Week” (Yahoo Finance)

“News Literacy Project and Scripps Launch National News Literacy Week” (Kara Yorio, School Library Journal)

“Scripps, News Literacy Project kick off public awareness campaign in lead-up to National News Literacy Week” (Denver7, Denver)

“Thomas Jefferson students tackle big issues as part of News Literacy Week” (Denver7, Denver)

“Scripps, News Literacy Project kick off public awareness campaign in lead-up to National News Literacy Week” (Markets Insider)

“Our democracy depends on news literacy” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“KATC, Scripps partner for National News Literacy Week” (KATC, Acadiana, Louisiana)

“Launching National News Literacy Week with journalist Alan Miller” (WPIX, New York City)

“Interview with National News Literacy Project founder Alan C. Miller” (KMTV, Omaha, Nebraska)

“KPAX, KAJ partnering with News Literacy Project” (KPAX, Missoula, Montana)

“National News Literacy Week: Help for teachers, students in navigating the information landscape” (Lancaster Online, Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

“Alan Miller says National News Literacy Week is about solving the misinformation ‘pandemic'” (Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter podcast, CNN)

“WCPO partners with News Literacy Project to help people better understand journalism” (WCPO, Cincinnati)

“We need to carefully choose the sources we rely on for news ” (LNP, Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

“Alan Miller says National News Literacy Week is about solving the misinformation ‘pandemic'” (CNN Business)

“News Literacy Project gives national focus to role of news media and standards-based journalism” (Hoptown Chronicle, Hopkinsville, Kentucky)

“#NasdaqSpotlight: News Literacy Week We sit down with @NewsLitProject founder & CEO @AlanMillerNLP to talk about accuracy in the digital age.” (Nasdaq on Periscope)

“Alan Miller says National News Literacy Week is about solving the misinformation ‘pandemic'” (Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville, Georgia)

“Kids and adults need tools and training to identify misinformation, propaganda and false statements” (Houston Chronicle)

“National News Literacy Week helps identify standards-based journalism, explains bias and role of news media” (AgUpdate)

“What is the National News Literacy Project?” (WRTV, Indianapolis)

“Scripps, News Literacy Project kick off public awareness campaign in lead-up to National News Literacy Week” (News5, Cleveland)

“Working in our communities to stop the spread of misinformation” (News5, Cleveland)

“Students learned the difference between real and fake news, how to research a news story and more” (News5, Cleveland)

“It’s National News Literacy Week, but students need media education all year” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

“Groups promoting news literacy to combat misinformation” (David Bauder, The Associated Press)

“Editorial: Literacy can be more than reading (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

“How to not be duped in today’s chaotic media landscape” (PennLive, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

” News Literacy Week Informs and Educates Young Consumers of Journalism” (Katti Gray, The Pulitzer Prizes)

“Miller: Why news literacy is vital for democracy” (The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia)

“State Adopts Media Literacy Guidelines; Now Schools Must Get to Work” (CTNewsJunkie, Hartford, Connecticut)

“Our view: News literate public is essential to democracy” (Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois)

“Facts matter, but news literacy does, too” (Meredith Williams, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota)

“Practice more thoughtfulness when consuming news online” (The Advocate-Messenger, Danville, Kentucky)

Interview with NLP’s John Silva (Morning Rush, Newsy)

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