What is the News Literacy Project
The News Literacy Project (NLP) is an innovative national educational program that mobilizes seasoned journalists to help middle school and high school students sort fact from fiction in the digital age.
The project teaches students critical-thinking skills that will enable them to be smarter and …Learn More
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"The Kojo Nnamdi Show" on WAMU, a public radio station in Washington, D.C., devoted an hour Monday afternoon to a segment on the News Literacy Project and news literacy.
Alan C. Miller, NLP’s president and founder, was joined on the show by Matea Gold, a Los Angeles Times reporter and one of NLP’s most active journalist fellows, and Scott Menscher, who teaches a course on mass media at Edward R. …Read More
Eric Nadelstern, a professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College and a former deputy chancellor of the New York City Schools, has joined the News Literacy Project’s education advisory committee.
Nadelstern has been familiar with the project since its early stages in New York City schools. Now in its fifth year, NLP is working with 11 schools in four of the city’s five …Read More
NLP staffers are prominently featured in two journalism publications this month.
The cover story in the May/June issue of the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) quotes Alan C. Miller, NLP’s president, and the spring issue of Inside Story, the magazine of the City University of New York’s graduate school of journalism, includes a feature about Elis Estrada, NLP’s New York program assistant.
The CJR …Read More
The News Literacy Project is featured in an article in today’s editions of The Washington Post, “Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction.”
The Post reports that “news literacy programs are expanding in classrooms across the country, with a growing nonprofit sector dedicated to the cause and new education standards that require students to …Read More
The News Literacy Project is one five nonprofits nationally featured in a Chronicle of Philanthropy report that spotlights organizations that have thrived despite launching amid the deep recession that began in 2008.
The report, titled “Charities Started During the Recession Find Success Despite the Odds,” is featured in the April 11 edition. NLP is singled out for including, from the beginning, …Read More
The News Literacy Project is now offering its first all-digital unit in Chicago schools and launched its first pilot of the unit in New York this week. It plans to offer a version of the unit in Washington, DC in the next school year.
The initial response to the unit among Chicago teachers and students has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Tying in the real world…makes us feel like we’re …Read More