Teachable Moments


Larry Margasak, a retired Associated Press reporter, examines timely news literacy lessons offered by the Donald Trump phenomenon.
Roy J. Harris Jr., a former Wall Street Journal reporter, examines how reporters in Charleston, South Carolina, knew what, and whom, to believe when reconstructing the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that left nine people dead.
Larry Margasak, a retired Associated Press reporter, examines red flags for readers in the Rolling Stone report.
Former Associated Press reporter Larry Margasak examines how a ruse by the FBI harms the media’s role as a watchdog and could even jeopardize the safety of journalists.
Frank W. Baker of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse examines what to look for in political advertising.
In this entry, Peter Adams, NLP’s senior VP for educational programs, reflects on the potential of algorithms and social media to enhance the accuracy of the information users encounter, consume and share.
Peter Adams, NLP's senior VP for educational programs, and Tim Mata, NLP's national digital coordinator, highlight the difficulty of evaluating the credibility of information created by those involved in political protests by analyzing a recent post on the political blog Caracas Chronicles that went viral in February, 2014.
Byron Calame, a former deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and a former public editor of The New York Times, uses the Associated Press's handling of a serious error in early October to explore the kind of accountability that consumers should expect from quality journalism.
Alan C. Miller, NLP's founder and president, introduces our teachable moments blog.