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The News Literacy Project
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Innovative national educational program that mobilizes seasoned journalists to work with educators to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age.
Innovative national educational program that mobilizes seasoned journalists to work with educators to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age.

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For National News Engagement Day, the NYT's "The Learning Network" walked teachers through how to explore what news is fake and what is real, calling it an important skill. Writer Katherine Shulten singled out Senior VP of educational programs Peter Adams and his work on "'digital naïveté' — when students trust sources of information that are obviously unreliable." Because, you know, we got this one.

We're grateful for the shout out. Check out her great suggestions and resources. You'll find Peter's 3 (short) paragraphs in.

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We never cease to be amazed by the talented work produced by the teachers and students we partner with. Check out the documentaries from Jeff Zimmerman's class at Our Lady Of Tepeyac High School in Chicago's Little Village. His students used what they learned about news literacy to produce stories focusing on issues affecting their communities -- from homelessness to abandoned houses. Here' s the story about the project and link to four student videos. You'll love them. We did.

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Every year, hundreds of pedestrians die from car crashes or collisions in New York City, but their deaths don't generally receive the same attention as fatalities resulting from violence. Is the public getting comprehensive and balanced coverage of the number of traffic-related deaths and traffic policy enforcement? How does the coverage impact how citizen decision-makers participate in the debate surrounding policy, enforcement and safety?

In partnership with the American Society of News Editors, the +American Press Institute  and the +CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, we are hosting a community dialogue to discuss coverage of pedestrian safety and traffic policy in New York City on Thursday, August 13th. This is the latest event in our National Community and News Literacy Roundtables project. Join us in the discussion.

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Bob Baker, a beloved former reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times and an early friend of the News Literacy Project, died Friday. He was 67.

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Bob Baker, a revered former reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times and an early friend of NLP, passed away Friday. Bob wrote and performed the NLP anthem, "Check It Out." Listen:

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From The Washington Post: "Young people don’t just get their news from sites edited for young people. They flock to mainstream sources, too." Where do you get your news?

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Another lesson from our open-access digital unit is now available on our website free of charge.

Why does news matter? Why should students care about news? Why should anyone care for that matter? Chip Reid of CBS News talks us through it.

This lesson, or some version of it, has long been a part of NLP's curriculum and is a great starting point to kick off a conversation about news literacy.

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NLP offers condolences to the family, friends and former colleagues of John S. Carroll, a founding board member and venerated editor and journalist.

Carroll, who died this morning after a long illness, used his extraordinary talent, vision and passion to help us become who we are today. We will miss him.

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Welcome Jee Yon Pae as our new VP of Development! We are so excited to have her on board! Check out her impressive background and stay tuned to see the cool new things we have planned with her to help us expand our work and out mission. http://www.thenewsliteracyproject.org/about/staff/jee-yon-pae
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We're honored to have been chosen as one of the best community-based nonprofits by the prestigious Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. We are deeply grateful for all the support that has helped us to get to where we are today! http://thenewsliteracyproject.org/…/news-literacy-project-s…
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