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NLP honors 2020 award recipients

In recognition of their outstanding achievements during the past school year, the News Literacy Project (NLP) will be announcing the recipients of its 2020 educator, journalist and student of the year awards throughout this week. We recognize the honorees as having distinguished themselves in their commitment to news literacy in their classrooms, in their professions and in their daily lives. We also acknowledge their efforts as leading voices in support of news literacy education.

NLP has honored a journalist each year since 2016 and a student annually since 2017; this is the first time that it is recognizing an educator.

“Bestowing these awards is among the most meaningful things that NLP does each year,” said Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO. “They not only recognize exemplary individual achievement and contributions, but also the vital role that scores of educators and journalists play as valued partners, and the transformative impact that, together, we’re having on students.”

Stay tuned throughout the week as we make announce the recipients. On Tuesday, we’ll profile our 2020 Educator of the Year, a longtime NLP and Checkology® devotee; on Wednesday, we’ll profile our 2020 Student of the Year, who used Checkology as a student and later, as a teaching assistant; and on Thursday, we’ll profile our 2020 Journalist of the Year, who has reported from more than 80 countries in a long, distinguished reporting career.

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