Silva’s op-ed makes strong case for news literacy education

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published an op-ed by NLP Director of Education John Silva on July 25 regarding the urgent need for news literacy education. John was in Columbia, Missouri, that week to participate in news literacy workshops at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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Curriculum Connection: Facebook, satire and fact-checking

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Facebook plans to exempt satire and opinion content from its fact-checking program. This would mean that posts that contain demonstrably false claims, but which the platform deems to be either satire or opinion, would not be referred to its network of third-party fact-checkers. Thus, Facebook would not…

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Bringing news literacy to a school, one freshman class at a time

Like many teens asked to research a topic, Catherine Griffin’s students typically would open a search engine, type a word or phrase, and simply use the source at the top of their results. But once Griffin guides them through the Checkology®virtual classroom, they start digging deeper, citing scholarly articles and database results in their research.…

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