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News Literacy Project partners with Citizen Schools in after-school program

Five New York Times journalists and former CNN financial editor Myron Kandel are the News Literacy Project’s first participants in an after-school apprenticeship program in partnership with Citizen Schools. The journalists are working with a dozen middle school students at STARS Prep Academy MS 45 in East Harlem during the 11-week program. The students are…

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CNN joins the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization

CNN has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization — the sixth print or broadcast outlet to endorse the program that helps students in middle schools and high schools appreciate quality journalism and learn how to consume and create credible information. The network is giving its journalists the opportunity to volunteer in…

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The Washington Post becomes a participating news organization

The Washington Post has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization — the fifth print or broadcast outlet to endorse the program that helps students in middle schools and high schools separate fact from fiction in the digital age. The Post is giving its journalists the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom…

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LA Times media columnist praises the News Literacy Project

James Rainey, the Los Angeles Times media columnist, has applauded the News Literacy Project. In his column on Jan. 11,“Write away, student journalists,”Rainey wrote: “The founder of the News Literacy Project thinks the explosion of news on the Internet makes this a time when students need more, not less, understanding of how to find the…

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ABC News and 60 Minutes are participating news organizations

ABC News and the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes are the News Literacy Project’s first two participating broadcast news organizations. Each has endorsed NLP and given its journalists the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom. They join The New York Times and USA Today in supporting NLP. Veteran ABC News correspondent Bill Blakemore and senior Justice…

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News Literacy Project students from Chicago high school to be featured on Vocalo.org

After completing a semester-long unit using the News Literacy Project curriculum, journalism students at Social Justice High School in Chicago gathered on June 9 for a round-table discussion with a public radio producer about current events, the role of journalism and the challenges and opportunities in their digital worlds. The discussion, which lasted more than…

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Poynter Institute is the News Literacy Project’s new partner and administrative home

The News Literacy Project is pleased to announce that the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a leader in providing training that promotes excellence and integrity in journalism, has become its new partner and administrative home. Poynter will help NLP achieve its goal of building a national program that brings journalists into middle schools and high…

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Melissa Nicolardi joins the News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project is pleased to welcome Melissa Nicolardi, a former New York City public school teacher and a documentary filmmaker, as New York program coordinator. Melissa was a founding member of the School for Human Rights in Brooklyn, New York. She received a master of science in teaching degree from Pace University as…

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