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NLP’s Covington offers advice to Real Simple readers

In the Oct. 30 piece for Real Simple, How to Spot Fake News and Fact-Check the Internet, NLP’s Hannah Covington advises readers to look out for common red flags. First, ask yourself if this is a news report or something else, the article reads. “Be cautious of anything user-generated,” she tells readers, such as social…

Times Tech Fix column features NLP lesson

This Media Literacy Week activity created by NLP’s Peter Adams pushes students to ask such questions as, “Am I sure enough about this that I should share it?” “If everybody did that, we’d see a dramatic reduction of misinformation online,” Adams says It was included in the The New York Times Oct. 26 Tech Fix…

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EdSurge calls NLP website “treasure trove of resources”

“Young people have a right to news literacy education,” NLP’s John Silva says in the piece  Can Your Students Tell the Difference Between Fact and Fiction? for EdSurge on Oct. 20. Reporter Kimberly Rues directs readers to NLP’s educator-focused digital material, saying “their website is a virtual treasure trove of resources.” She also recommends NLP’s…

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WPIX TV addresses threat from misinformation before election

Alan Miller addresses the threat from misinformation in the run-up to the presidential election on WPIX TV in New York City on Oct. 16. “Misinformation is not only a threat to our public life, but to our public health,” Miller says in the segment, Fact-checking the ‘tsunami’ of misinformation flooding the web before the election.…

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Slow down and be skeptical, Adams tells New York Times readers

When consuming news and other information, slow down and be skeptical. That’s the advice NLP’s Peter Adams shares with the New York Times in the Oct. 14 article. How to Deal With a Crisis of Misinformation. “The No. 1 rule is to slow down, pause and ask yourself, ‘Am I sure enough about this that…

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Understanding COVID-19 data: Examining data behind racial disparities

This piece is part of a series, presented by our partner SAS, that explores the role of data in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic. SAS is a pioneer in the data management and analytics field. (Check out other posts in the series on our Get Smart About COVID-19 Misinformation page.) by Mary Osborne Are communities of…

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All educators: NewsLitCamp® with The Texas Tribune

NewsLitCamp helps teachers & librarians develop expertise in news literacy, demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from misinformation About this event NewsLitCamp is now nationwide! Join the News Literacy Project (NLP) and The Texas Tribune on Thursday, Dec. 10, for our first nationwide — and virtual — teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with Texas Tribune journalists. This…

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Generation Z voters susceptible to conspiratorial thinking

NLP’s Senior Vice President of Education Peter Adams discusses the cynicism of Generation Z voters in an Oct. 11 POLITICO article. “Trust in institutions is down across the board, but teens experience even more cynicism about institutions just as a function of their time of life. That can easily lend itself into falling into conspiratorial…

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Early news literacy ‘lessons’ benefit Washington Post reporter

When Shane Harris, an intelligence and national security reporter at The Washington Post, was in fourth grade in the mid-1980s, he received an informal introduction to news literacy. As part of his language arts and English class, Harris and his classmates spent a week learning how to read the newspaper. They started with the front…

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