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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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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?
The headlines on sites such as Ozy, Mic and Vocativ don’t match what you’ll see from mainstream outlets.
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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.
Lee Carroll, his wife, said the cause was Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare degenerative brain disorder. “We are deeply saddened by this enormous loss,” NLP President Alan Miller said. “As a journalist, John epitomized the values that NLP is nurturing in the next generation. As a board member, ...
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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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Dan Rather in +Westchester Magazine: "We’re not educating our young people to be skeptical enough." Learn more in his Q&A
Famed journalist Dan Rather delves into his historic career and what he’s learned about trying to predict presidential elections.
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Google salutes intrepid reporter Nellie Bly in its doodle -- and we do, too, in our lesson on how watchdog reporting is vital to a free press.

Check us out: http://bit.ly/1IcPE6j
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Social media can be really valuable when trying to learn about an ongoing news story, but it's incredibly important to slow down to confirm what you're looking at before you believe anything as fact. This piece highlights a few examples of looting in Baltimore that, with just a little effort, are easily debunked.

For a few tips on how to do this yourself, watch our Learn Channel lesson on photo fact-checking: http://thenewsliteracyproject.org/learn-channel/photo-fact-checking-digital-age
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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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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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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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Have you ever received a fake news alert? Or read an entire fake news story? Ever wonder where it came from? Or why someone would do this? NYT gives us a look into one way this happens -- Russian "trolls" who are paid to do this -- and explains the dangers that can result from this kind of activity. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html… Then check out how we can help you learn fact from fiction: http://bit.ly/1Qq3gfi
From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.
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Peter Sagal, the host of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, joined us this morning at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to talk about news literacy.
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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.
Introduction

Students learn how to distinguish verified information from raw information, spin, opinion and propaganda — whether they are using search engines to find websites with information about specific topics, checking a friend's Facebook page, viewing a video on YouTube, watching television news or reading a newspaper or blog post.

The project gives students the critical-thinking skills to become smarter and more frequent consumers of credible information across all media and platforms. They are taught to seek news and information that will make them well-informed and engaged students, consumers and citizens.

They are also encouraged to produce news and information accurately, fairly and responsibly to make their own voices as credible and powerful as possible.

The project aspires to elevate the mission of news literacy nationally through classroom and after-school programs, digital units, workshops, public events and the news media itself.

We have created a new model by forging partnerships among active and retired journalists, NLP’s regional coordinators in New York City, Chicago and the Washington, D.C., area and English, history, government, humanities and journalism teachers. Journalist fellows and teachers are devising units focusing on the importance of news to young people, the role of the First Amendment and a free media in a democracy and ways to discern reliable information.

NLP has developed original curriculum material based on activities and student projects that build and reflect understanding of the program’s essential questions. Topics include viral email, Wikipedia, search engines, YouTube and the news. Lessons are presented through hands-on exercises, videos and the journalists’ own compelling stories. 

For more information, visit http://thenewsliteracyproject.org/about-us/mission-and-rationale