ProPublica joins the News Literacy Project

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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. “We at ProPublica are delighted to support the important efforts of the News Literacy Project to help students — the readers, users and voters of tomorrow — to discern quality journalism when they see it, and to seek it out when they don’t.”

The 12th news organization to participate in NLP, ProPublica is an independent nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. It prides itself on doing work that focuses exclusively on stories with “moral force” and says that its journalism “shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.”

ProPublica joins The New York Times, ABC News, USA Today, CBS’s 60 Minutes, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune in supporting the News Literacy Project.

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