USA Today article on ‘social media pandemic’ features NLP

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, is featured in the March 19 USA Today article “Welcome to the first social media pandemic. Here are 8 ways you can stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation.” Adams notes, “Really well-intentioned people are trying to make sense of this and help friends and family to the…

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Column on value of trusted information shares advice from NLP

Ethan Shorey’s March 18 column,“During these times, trusted information so important,” in the northern Rhode Island newspaper, The Valley Breeze, a newspaper in northern Rhode Island, includes advice for navigating misinformation from Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education.    

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Classroom Connection: Practicing information hygiene

The parallels between the spread of the new strain of coronavirus and the spread of misinformation and confusion about it — between the actual pandemic and what the World Health Organization calls an “infodemic” — offer a number of important and urgent lessons in news and information literacy. Just as COVID-19 has thrown the weaknesses…

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Adams discusses coronavirus misinformation on NPR

Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president of education, talked with NPR’s Michel Martin about misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic on the March 14 edition of All Things Considered. He began by describing the types of misinformation being spread about SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “This pandemic has brought out a really clear…

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Adams interviewed for NPR program on coronavirus misinformation

Michel Martin of NPR interviewed NLP’s Senior Vice President of Education Peter Adams for the segment “Misinformation Around The Coronavirus” on the March 14 segment of All Things Considered Weekend Edition. “The equivalent of taking 20 seconds and washing your hands is very much the same in the information space, where if you take 20…

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Alan Miller featured in “Real vs. False” column

Larry Magid’s March 13 Mercury News column, “Magid: Tools to help identify real vs. false online information,” includes information about Checkology and quotes from an interview with Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO.  

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POSTPONED: Detroit educators: NewsLitCamp® with WXYZ-TV Channel 7 and the Detroit Free Press

This event has been postponed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please check back later for information on a new date. Join the News Literacy Project, WXYZ-TV Channel 7, the Detroit Free Press and Detroit Public Schools Community District for a highly engaging, educator-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with local journalists. Registration details coming soon! NewsLitCamp is…


N.Y. Times cites NLP as coronavirus misinformation resource

A March 11 article in The New York Times Learning Network section, “Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically,” listed NLP as a resource “for staying on top of what’s true and what’s not — and for learning key news literacy skills useful not just in this context, but for thinking critically about any information…

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