At the News Literacy Project, we know Flipboard as a strong supporter of our mission to make news literacy an integral part of the American educational experience.
So we’re extremely proud — and humbled — to announce that Flipboard, a privately held company, has donated 0.1 percent of its stock to the News Literacy Project.
"We appreciate this extremely generous gift, which will help us expand our reach and impact in the future," said Alan Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO. "The donation is particularly meaningful given what Mike and Marci McCue have accomplished with Flipboard, including its commitment to sharing quality journalism and its use of humans to curate stories."
This is the first time Flipboard has donated stock to a nonprofit, said Marci McCue, the company’s chief marketing officer. It did so, she added, because it’s important to understand not just the news, but the radical changes in the way news is now delivered.
"Having an organization like NLP help teachers stay on top of the shifting landscape in a neutral, factual way is a huge service to educators and students," said Marci, who is also a founding member of our national advisory council.
Thank you, Flipboard!