NLP webinar: What does it mean to be ‘news-literate’?


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


John Silva presenting at a NewsLitCamp.

Educators and parents: If school closures mean that you’re teaching students through distance learning or homeschooling, join NLP for a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, April 7, starting at 1 p.m ET / 10 a.m. PT.

The ability to sort fact from fiction — to identify reliable sources of information and recognize misinformation — has taken on new significance as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and the torrent of misinformation that has arisen about it. News literacy skills empower students to successfully traverse today’s challenging and complex information landscape.

Register now (it’s free!):

This webinar features 10 key news literacy skills that students need to know to become reliably informed, such as identifying misinformation, applying fact-checking and digital verification skills and tools, recognizing the standards of quality journalism, and building a healthy “news diet” from a variety of credible media sources.

Whatever your experience in teaching news literacy, you’ll be inspired by this webinar, which provides clear learning objectives and resources for integrating these skills and tools into curricula across subject areas and grade levels. We will share relevant, real-world examples and provide FREE Premium student licenses for NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom — which is uniquely suited for remote learning — that are valid through June 30. (U.S. educators/parents only).

Photo caption: NLP’s John Silva, NBCT, with educators at our NewsLitCamp® at Richland Two Institute of Innovation in Columbia, SC, January 17, 2020. (Andrea Lin / The News Literacy Project)

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