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Help us give facts a fighting chance on #GivingTuesday

This year, we’re kicking off the charitable season by joining #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday is less than a week away, and we’re looking forward to joining in for the first time! The outpouring of support we’ve seen for news literacy since the presidential election underscores the…

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Kathleen Parker calls for greater public support of NLP

In her column, Washington Post opinion writer Kathleen Parker argues that the mainstream media was this year’s “biggest loser,” and that programs like the News Literacy Project are part of the solution. “The mainstream media need to work harder at presenting balanced reporting to rebuild trust,” she writes. “And education programs aimed at teaching students how to evaluate…

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Gwen Ifill, highly respected journalist and NLP board member, dies at 61

Gwen Ifill, one of the most respected journalists of her generation and a member of the News Literacy Project (NLP) board, died today in Washington, D.C. She was 61. Ifill was the award-winning moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS and co-managing editor and co-anchor of PBS NewsHour. She covered the presidential campaign and the…

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NLP’s Peter Adams talks confirmation bias

In The Mercury (Manhattan, Kansas), Adams, the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president for educational programs, discusses the ways in which confirmation bias and media echo chambers distort fact — and how news literacy education can help moving forward.

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NLP education effort highlighted in The Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick of The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, New York, discusses the importance of developing critical-thinking skills in an era where fake news is everywhere — and how groups such as NLP are working to educate future news consumers.

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2016 presidential election underscores the need for news literacy

We have just weathered a presidential election in which a bitterly divided nation seemed incapable of agreeing on facts — let alone solutions — for the country’s myriad challenges. Meanwhile, the press, polls and pundits proved to be stunningly wrong in crafting the narrative of this election and appeared out of touch with broad swaths…

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Alan Miller tackles confirmation bias in NCSS Journal

Reprinted with permission of the National Council for the Social Studies: Confronting Confirmation Bias: Giving Truth a Fighting Chance in the Information Age By Alan C. Miller Guns. Immigration. Climate change. Abortion. Race relations. Trade. Global terrorism. Across the spectrum of politically charged issues confronting the nation, Americans are more deeply divided along ideological lines…

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