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Valeria Luquin, winner of NLP’s 2019 Gwen Ifill Student of the Year Award, with her journalism teacher, Adriana Chavira.

Legacies of Ifill, Pearl come together at Student of the Year Award ceremony

The lives and legacies of journalists Gwen Ifill and Daniel Pearl continue to influence the next generation, as evidenced by this year’s recipient of the News Literacy Project’s Gwen Ifill Student of the Year Award: Valeria Luquin, a 10th-grade student at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School. “I’m extremely honored to have been nominated and to…

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Obscured man in hoodie on laptop

Wondering if content is reliable? Determine its origin

The most essential question to ask of viral online content is also frequently one of the most difficult to answer: Where did this come from? While this question isn’t new — after all, purveyors of misinformation have always “adapted their workflows to the latest medium” — it has been elevated by an information ecosystem optimized for anonymity,…

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NLP-Scripps partnership featured on Cincinnati’s NPR affiliate

NLP’s recently announced partnership with the E.W. Scripps Company was the topic of a segment today on Cincinnati Edition, a public affairs program on NPR affiliate WVXU. Alan Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO, and Scripps CEO Adam Symson explained how — and why — Scripps and NLP are teaming up to help people become savvy…

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Educators: Sign up for our online professional development series

Is one of your goals as a teacher to help your students make sense of the torrent of news and other information streaming through their online worlds? Would you like to empower your students by providing them with the news literacy skills they need to become active and engaged participants in civic life? Our new…

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Student collaborate on Checkology

E.W. Scripps joins our fight for facts

On Thursday, NLP and the E.W. Scripps Company, one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners and steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, announced a multi-year partnership to help the next generation of news consumers learn to separate facts from falsehoods in today’s challenging information landscape. Working together, educators, journalists and media organizations…

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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NLP featured in Vermont newspaper article, quiz

Seven Days, an independent weekly newspaper based in Burlington, Vermont, interviewed NLP’s associate director of education, Suzannah Gonzales, for the Aug. 7 article “Real or Fake? Test Your News Literacy by Taking Our Quiz.” The article also included questions from NLP’s own news literacy quiz.

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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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College student sees value in journalists’ visits to classrooms

NLP’s Newsroom to Classroom program gets a shout-out from a columnist and college student on the website of the News Media Alliance on July 22. Arantxa Hernandez writes that students of all ages need to learn how to better discern credible journalism from irresponsible, biased or misleading content.

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