The Chicago Sun-Times joins the News Literacy Project


The Chicago Sun-Times has joined the News Literacy Project, becoming the second news organization in Chicago — and the 18th nationally — to participate.

“There may be no more critical link to the next generation of readers than the News Literacy Project,” said John Barron, publisher of the Sun-Times.“It provides vital information about trusted sources … and about trusting sources,” he added. “Equally important, it fosters an invaluable person-to-person connection between media professionals and the coming wave of news consumers. We at the Chicago Sun-Times and Sun-Times Media are proud to partner with the NLP.”

More than 175 journalists have enrolled in the News Literacy Project’s online directory. These journalist fellows have made presentations in numerous classrooms, worked with students on multimedia projects in extended-day and after-school programs, and helped produce NLP’s video reports. They also have been featured at special events.

NLP is partnering with seven middle schools and high schools in Chicago this school year. It will work with at least 25 teachers and 1,700 students in 12 schools in Chicago, New York City and Bethesda, Maryland, in the 2010-11 school year.

More Updates

PitchIt! Colorado Student Essay Contest

Student voice is a catalyst for positive change in schools and communities. For this reason, the Colorado Language Arts Society and The Colorado Sun, in partnership with the News Literacy Project, are hosting a writing contest to empower Colorado students to be civically informed and engaged.


Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss showcases The Sift

Washington Post education reporter Valerie Strauss features content from The Sift®,  NLP’s free weekly newsletter for educators, in her blog throughout the school year. Twitter chaos, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and more news literacy lessons (Nov. 20, 2022) Katy Perry’s eye, zombie rumors and other news literacy lessons (Nov. 3, 2022) No, Eagles fans didn’t…

NLP in the News