Reboot Foundation’s report notes NLP’s work

NLP in the News


A new report from the Reboot Foundation, a Paris-based nonprofit supporting efforts that elevate critical thinking, notes the work of NLP and highlights our Checkology® virtual classroom as a news literacy resource.

In Fighting Fake News: Lessons From The Information Wars, Helen Lee Bouygues, the foundation’s founder and president, examined existing literature, interviewed experts and conducted independent research to answer the questions “So what can be done?” and “What should be done?” to combat “the influence of fake news.” Her research  examined the effectiveness of interventions that “aimed to improve people’s ability to distinguish fake and legitimate news” and demonstrated that people can become better at identifying misinformation.

In her conclusion, Bouygues wrote that informed consumers may be the best line of defense against misinformation and disinformation: “But above all, the solution to fake news comes down to savvy news consumers. More engaged critical thinkers can stem the fake news crisis and strengthen democracies around the world.”

The report identifies both NLP and Stony Brook University, home to the Center for News Literacy, as leaders in developing curricula and digital resources for schools. The report also lists NLP and Checkology in its list of  resources.

More Updates

‘It’s really muddying the waters’: NLP’s Covington on pink slime

Pink slime outlets pose as legitimate local news organizations, but they lack the ethical standards of trustworthy journalism. In a recent mLive article, Hannah Covington, NLP’s senior director of education content, weighed in on a pink slime newspaper circulating in Michigan and emphasized the need for news literacy skills to detect unreliable stories, especially ahead…

NLP in the News

New Jersey station highlights classroom using NLP resources

A recent NJ Spotlight News segment featured a middle school class at Princeton Montessori School in New Jersey, where News Literacy Project Ambassador Aish Sami uses free educator resources from NLP to teach a media literacy course. “My hope and dreams for the students when they walk out of the classroom is that they feel…

NLP in the News

Webinar: Introducing Camp Fact-Check

This free webinar for educators, presented by the News Literacy Project, explores virtual lessons and other resources that can be used to teach students fact-checking skills over the summer.

Events