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ABC News and “60 Minutes” Are Participating News Organizations

ABC News and the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” are the News Literacy Project’s first two participating broadcast news organizations.

Each has endorsed the project and given its journalists the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom. They join The New York Times and USA Today in supporting the project.

Veteran ABC News correspondent Bill Blakemore and senior Justice Department reporter Pierre Thomas are among a growing number of project fellows. “60 Minutes” producers, editors and other staffers in New York and Washington have enrolled with the project as well.

“It is more important than ever that we teach the principles of responsible journalism,” said David Westin, the president of ABC News. “The mission of the News Literacy Project is a vital one: to help the next generation sort fact from fiction in the constantly moving world of digital journalism. ABC News is pleased to be associated with a program that will encourage young people to become more informed citizens and will promote awareness of the world around them.”