NLP cited in story on urgent need for news literacy

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Last week, New York’s education policymakers heard about the urgent need for news literacy in schools, and what is at stake in its absence, reports Newsday in a story that referred to the News Literacy Project and its reach into schools.

The piece, which features the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism and its trainings, highlights the News Literacy Project as a force helping students “distinguish between fact and fiction, verified information and spin.”

The article notes that according to Media Literacy Now, at least 11 states have passed or considered legislation on news literacy.

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