Washington Post and CNN feature Miller’s Medium essay

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Answer Sheet, The Washington Post’s education blog, reprinted an essay written by NLP founder and CEO Alan C. Miller and published earlier this week on NLP’s Medium page. Miller’s essay, “Stop the Misinformation Virus: Don’t Be a Carrier,” discusses the importance of news literacy education. “The ability to distinguish fact from fiction is as important a skill as any other that kids learn in school,” Post reporter Valerie Strauss writes in her introduction. In addition, CNN’s Brian Stelter devoted a section of his Reliable Sources newsletter to Miller’s essay, describing it as “provocative framing.”

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