NLP tapped to be part of social action campaign for Page One


The News Literacy Project has been selected to be part of a social action campaign associated with the release of Page One, a documentary about The New York Times, which opened nationwide July 1.

Work done by NLP students and interviews with students who have completed the NLP unit in New York City, Chicago and Bethesda, Maryland, will be featured on the film’s social action campaign website.

A video about the News Literacy Project will be included as a DVD extra when the Page One DVD is released in the fall. The video, produced by NLP, focuses on NLP’s impact on students in its three regions in the past three years.

The News Literacy Project was invited to be part of the social action campaign by Participant Media, one of the producers of Page One. Participant has also produced An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman,” Food Inc., The Soloist and other critically acclaimed films and has created social action campaigns for them as well.

Page One is a behind-the-scenes look at a tumultuous year in the life of media reporters and editors at The New York Times. It follows the journalists as they grapple with challenges as varied as dealing with WikiLeaks and utilizing new platforms such as Twitter and tablet computers, even as their own newspaper struggles to stay vital and solvent amid the upheaval in the media industry.

Participant Media’s social action campaign for Page One will focus on the importance of knowing the original source of the news a person reads, watches, hears and posts online and the difference between original reporting and commentary.

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