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The News Literacy Project and The Washington Post to offer summer workshops

The News Literacy Project is partnering with The Washington Post’s Young Journalists Development Program to offer two half-day workshops for high school students at the paper this summer. The sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, and Saturday, Aug. 6. Students should register for only one session; each…

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NLP tapped to be part of social action campaign for Page One

The News Literacy Project has been selected to be part of a social action campaign associated with the release of Page One, a documentary about The New York Times, which opened nationwide July 1. Work done by NLP students and interviews with students who have completed the NLP unit in New York City, Chicago and…

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News Literacy Project cited in high-profile FCC report

The News Literacy Project is cited as stepping into an “educational breach” in a much-anticipated government report released June 9 that focuses on the country’s rapidly evolving media environment. The Federal Communications Commission report, The Information Needs of Communities: The changing media landscape in a broadband age, was the culmination of a project begun in…

The News Literacy Project to expand into nation’s capital

NLP will work with eighth-grade students at the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, one of the most highly regarded schools in the District of Columbia. Haynes will be the third NLP partner in the region; the first two, both in Bethesda, Maryland, are Walt Whitman High School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. “NLP will provide our…

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The News Literacy Project becomes independent on May 1

The News Literacy Project is stepping out on its own for the first time on May 1. The three-year-old project has been operating for nearly 2½ years under the fiscal sponsorship of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Though NLP has been responsible for its own fundraising and program operations, Poynter handled the project’s finances,…

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New video on the News Literacy Project available on YouTube

The seven-minute piece captures the project’s impact in schools in New York City, Chicago and Bethesda, Maryland, through interviews with principals and students, photos and excerpts from student projects in each location. The featured student projects are a mini-documentary, “East Harlem IS,” produced in 2009 by middle school students at East Harlem’s STARS Prep Academy…

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The News Literacy Project hosts groundbreaking video conference

The News Literacy Project hosted its first video conference for students in two cities on April 13, 2011. The event, which was supported by Skype, brought middle school students in Chicago and high school students in New York together online to connect with NLP fellow Don Bartletti, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist with the Los Angeles…

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David Rohde speaks at Facing History School on kidnapping by Taliban

David Rohde, a New York Times reporter who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, captivated students and teachers at the Facing History School in New York City on March 30 with a presentation on the seven months he was held by the Taliban and why journalists such as himself risk their lives to report from…

Alan C. Miller delivers keynote at Bemidji State University conference

Alan C. Miller, the president of the News Literacy Project, delivered the keynote address at the Student Scholarship & Creative Achievement Conference at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, on April 6. His topic was “Teaching the Next Generation How to Know What to Believe in a Digital World.” While at Bemidji, Miller, a Pulitzer…

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News Literacy Project to be featured on AOL.com’s homepage on April 11

On April 11, the News Literacy Project will be featured on AOL’s homepage as part of its “cause module” program. AOL sets aside space on its homepage daily for a vetted charity or nonprofit that offers a message with national appeal. The NLP cause module will expose the project’s mission to a large number of…

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Univision joins the News Literacy Project

Univision Communications Inc., the country’s leading media company serving the Hispanic community, has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating organization. “We are honored to partner with the News Literacy Project and leverage our world-class Univision News organization to help students across the country understand the importance and value of news consumption in their…

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WTOP joins the News Literacy Project

WTOP, an all-news radio station in Washington, D.C., has joined the News Literacy Project, making it the first radio station and the 19th news organization to participate. “In this new media age, the old, basic tenets of journalism are as important as ever,” said Mike McMearty, news director of WTOP. “If the News Literacy Project…

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