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Reflections on painful truths in Montgomery and beyond

The poem “Invocation” by Elizabeth Alexander — engraved on a granite slab in the sculpture garden of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama — includes this line: “There is such a thing as the truth.” Even as we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans during Black History Month, the…

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Knight awards NLP $5 million to expand education programs

I have some deeply gratifying news to share: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded NLP $5 million in support to expand our news literacy education programs in the United States. This generous support is part of a five-year, $300 million initiative that Knight Foundation announced today.   The imperative for this bold…

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Miami educators: NewsLitCamp® with Univision

Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), Univision News and Miami-Dade County Public Schools for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with Univision News journalists. Register today at this link (it’s FREE!) to reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/registermiamiNLC. Space is limited. Details Educators will meet at Univision for a full day of free workshops and conversations…

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Charlotte educators: NewsLitCamp® with The Charlotte Observer

Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with Charlotte Observer journalists. Details Educators will meet at The Charlotte Observer for a full day of free workshops, conversations and maker sessions with NLP staff and Observer reporters and editors. Breakfast and…

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Black History Month: Paying tribute to the work of Ida B. Wells

As we celebrate Black History Month, we at the News Literacy Project have been reflecting on the important role that Black journalists have played as watchdogs of democracy, shining a light on wrongs and injustices throughout the course of our history. One of the first was Ida B. Wells, featured in the “Democracy’s Watchdog” lesson…

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Super Bowl ad makes compelling case for role of free press

 Last Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII may have disappointed fans who anticipated a high-scoring game. But those of us who value the role of a free press in our democracy were glad we were watching when an advertisement sponsored by The Washington Post aired late in the game. It immediately got our attention. Actor Tom…

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Checkology® snags students’ attention, keeps them engaged

John Cannon, a middle school teacher in Damariscotta, Maine, has a unique — and enviable — student engagement issue. When he teaches news literacy using NLP’s Checkology®  virtual classroom, his students become so absorbed in the material that they often keep working past the day’s assignment. “Students are immediately drawn in by the engaging format,” said…

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