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Edutopia showcases the News Literacy Project

Edutopia.org, a website that highlights “what works in public education,” has posted an article showcasing the News Literacy Project and a primer for teachers. “A Program Teaches Teens What to Believe in the Digital World” focuses on projects done by students in News Literacy Project classes at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. It…

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ProPublica joins the News Literacy Project

ProPublica has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization, becoming the first nonprofit news provider to enroll in the effort to give middle school and high school students the critical-thinking skills to sort faction from fiction in the digital age. “News literacy is vital to our democracy,” said Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief of ProPublica.…

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The Chicago Tribune joins the News Literacy Project as NLP launches a Chicago pilot

The Chicago Tribune has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization, becoming the first Midwestern news organization to enlist in the effort to help middle school and high school students become smarter and more frequent consumers and creators of credible information. It does so as the national program plans to launch a…

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President Obama proclaims October ‘National Information Literacy Awareness Month’

President Barack Obama is calling upon Americans to “dedicate ourselves to increasing information literacy awareness so that all citizens understand its vital importance.” In doing so, he signed a proclamation that extols the fundamental objectives shared by the News Literacy Project and other news literacy efforts nationwide. “An informed and educated citizenry is essential to the functioning…

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NBC News joins the News Literacy Project

NBC News has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization, becoming the third major television network to enroll in the national effort to help middle school and high school students discern fact from fiction in the digital age. “The mission of the News Literacy Project is admirable and incredibly timely,” said NBC…

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The Los Angeles Times joins the News Literacy Project

The Los Angeles Times has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization, becoming the first West Coast outlet to enroll in the effort to give middle school and high school students the critical thinking skills to sort faction from fiction in the digital age. The project aspires to expand to schools in…

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Columbia Journalism Review features the News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project is the focus of a 4,300-word cover story on news literacy published in the July/August issue of the Columbia Journalism Review. The report, “Leap of Faith,” opens with the initial visit of an NLP journalist fellow, David Gonzalez of The New York Times, to a classroom at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn,…

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New York Times publisher applauds the News Literacy Project

The publisher of The New York Times, Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., praised the News Literacy Project last week for teaching “an invaluable lesson” by steering students to journalism that provides context and reassurance amid the country’s current economic turmoil. Sulzberger’s comments came during his keynote address at the nation’s first conference on news literacy, held March 11-13…

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The Associated Press joins the News Literacy Project

The Associated Press has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization, becoming the first wire service to enlist in the effort to help middle school and high school students become smarter and more frequent consumers and creators of credible information. “It is vital for journalism, and for democracy, that young people acquire…

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News Literacy Project’s online directory hits century mark

The News Literacy Project listed its 100th volunteer journalist in its online directory this week. The latest addition to the roster is Deborah Amos of NPR, who joins other prominent current or former reporters, editors, correspondents, photographers, producers and graphic artists who have agreed to participate with NLP. The directory includes biographical information and a…

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Teacher Magazine features the News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project is the focus of a lengthy report in Teacher Magazine, an online publication that is part of the Education Week group. The article, titled “News You Can Use,” focuses on NLP’s kickoff and the first two weeks of its pilot at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. It extensively quotes Mark Halperin,…

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NPR is the News Literacy Project’s latest participating news organization

National Public Radio has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization — expanding the journalistic reach of the program that is helping students in middle schools and high schools learn how to separate fact from fiction in the digital age. “We at NPR believe it is vital to help young people become…

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