The News Literacy Project

Monday, July 18, 2016

The News Literacy Project (NLP) creates educational resources and works with teachers and journalists to convey these resources to students inside the classroom, after-school, and online learning programs. News Literacy teaches that not all information is created equal. It provides the standards of quality journalism in order to allow students to understand what information to believe, share, and act on. It also develops an understanding of the role of free in a democracy. Students learn how to identify verified information from opinion and propaganda through search engines, YouTube videos, and newspapers. They are also guided into producing accurate, fair, and responsible information in order to make their own voices reliable and powerful. They are taught that anyone can be a publisher— but everyone must be an editor. NLP's eventual goal is to see news literacy be included in American education as a necessary skill that gives every student an appreciation of credible journalism.