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On this page, you can search and sort a combination of updates about NLP, event listings and our frequent media mentions. Check back regularly!

NewsLitCamp®: The importance of local news

Join us on Jan. 26 for a National NewsLitCamp®️: The Importance of Local News, in partnership with Scripps News, a virtual, immersive day of professional learning built exclusively for educators and part of our National News Literacy Week.

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‘It’s really our responsibility’: Los Angeles NPR station speaks with NLP

Students need to learn news literacy skills so they can navigate our complicated information landscape and avoid misinformation, said Ebonee Otoo, NLP’s senior vice president of educator engagement, in a recent interview with L.A. NPR station KCRW.  California recently joined a growing number of states requiring media literacy instruction in schools. Otoo explained what the…

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PitchIt! PENNSYLVANIA Student Essay Contest 2024

Educators! Give your students the opportunity to write about some of the most important topics of our time and explore how they can help combat misinformation and work to protect the freedom of the press.

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PitchIt! Colorado Student Essay Contest

Student voice is a catalyst for positive change in schools and communities. For this reason, the Colorado Language Arts Society and The Colorado Sun, in partnership with the News Literacy Project, are hosting a writing contest to empower Colorado students to be civically informed and engaged.

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In the news: NLP experts on navigating Mideast war misinformation

The Israel-Hamas war has opened a floodgate of misinformation, with even standards-based news outlets struggling to verify facts on the ground. In this confusing information landscape, journalists across the country have turned to our News Literacy Project experts for help explaining how to find credible information. EducationWeek “Misinformation flourishes in times of breaking news, especially…

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July-Oct 23 Movement Building Update

Each quarter, through these updates, we’ll keep you in tune with the work our network of educators is doing and how that work is shifting the media literacy education landscape across the U.S. to create a future founded on facts.

Movement Building

In Chronicle of Philanthropy, NLP calls for more advocacy for news literacy education  

In an opinion piece for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Charles Salter, NLP’s president and CEO, calls for donors to support advocacy efforts for more news literacy education.  “To effectively address the misinformation crisis and build a future founded on facts, more states and school districts need to make media-literacy instruction a requirement,” he wrote. Citing…

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Our election misinformation ads

At NLP, we believe that news literacy is essential for a functioning democracy. We know that foreign and domestic adversaries have polluted our information ecosystem to cause confusion, turn us against each other and hinder our ability to make well-informed decisions about candidates and issues. Our election misinformation campaigns help people learn how to tell…

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Library of Congress honors News Literacy Project with its highest award

NLP today received the highest honor from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, the David M. Rubenstein Prize, in recognition of NLP’s outstanding efforts to help people of all ages identify misinformation and help stop its spread. The awards are given annually on Sept. 8, which UNESCO has designated as International Literacy Day. The…

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Back to school with NLP and TIME for Kids

The News Literacy Project and TIME for Kids are teaming up this school year to bring educators seven weeks of news literacy resources and lessons. From September through mid-October, the upper elementary editions of the TIME for Kids teacher’s guide will feature classroom-ready materials that highlight the magazine’s journalism and NLP’s free resources. Intended for…

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Science teacher couldn’t have planned it any better

His course was ready to meet new media literacy requirement Illinois high school educator Tom Foss credits his experience with both skeptics and conspiracy theorists and a background in science and humanities for preparing him to teach media literacy. “I used to be active in scientific skepticism circles. I did presentations on chain letters, scams and conspiracy…

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Apr-June 23 Movement Building Update

Each quarter, through these updates, we’ll keep you in tune with the work our network of educators is doing and how that work is shifting the media literacy education landscape across the U.S. to create a future founded on facts.

Movement Building

Journalists in the Classroom: Experiential News Literacy Learning

This free webinar for educators, presented by the News Literacy Project and hosted by edWeb, explores strategies for teaching students news literacy — particularly through leveraging Checkology®️ lessons and Newsroom to Classroom journalist visits.

Events

Back to School with Student Press Rights

Learn about a free educator webinar from the News Literacy Project, focused on how educators can begin their school year teaching issues related to the First Amendment and student press rights.

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Learning news literacy from a fresh perspective lessons from our popular PitchIt! student contests 

With misinformation, doctored images, and AI-generated misleading photos and videos spreading on social media, young people need news literacy skills now more than ever. For the past three years, an essay contest created by the News Literacy Project has encouraged students to fact-check online content and seek out credible sources, helping them become responsible and informed news consumers.

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