Northern Public Radio talks civics education with NLP’s Adams and Silva

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Civics education is a cornerstone of news literacy, and legislators in Illinois have passed — and sent to Gov. JB Pritzker for his signature — a bill that would require a civics course in middle school. (State education standards already require a civics course in high school.) Peter Medlin of Northern Public Radio, the broadcast arm of Northern Illinois University, interviewed NLP’s Peter Adams, senior vice president of education, and John Silva, director of education, in his report on the importance of civics education for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

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Valeria Luquin using Checkology

California high school student named Gwen Ifill Student of the Year

Valeria Luquin, a high school sophomore who applies skills gleaned from the News Literacy Project’s Checkology® virtual classroom in her daily life, has been named NLP’s Gwen Ifill Student of the Year for 2019. “Valeria has taken everything she’s learned on Checkology to heart,” said Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO. “She not only has brought…

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Enrique Acevedo, co-anchor of Univision’s Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna

Enrique Acevedo of Univision named NLP’s 2019 John S. Carroll Journalist of the Year

Enrique Acevedo, co-anchor of Univision’s Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna, the network’s late-night news program, is the 2019 recipient of the News Literacy Project’s John S. Carroll Journalist of the Year Award. “Enrique made major contributions to NLP on important fronts in the past year with considerable skill and professionalism,” said Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO.…

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NLP working to counter the impacts of ‘Truth Decay’

A new report from the RAND Corporation, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, confirms what we at the News Literacy Project have long known: There’s an urgent need for media literacy education that is scalable, culturally relevant and readily available. Released earlier this month, Exploring Media Literacy Education as a Tool for Mitigating Truth Decay was…

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