Fostering News Literacy
This school year, hundreds of Chicago students in junior high and high school participated in classroom training for the News Literacy Project.
To wrap up the school year, the program held its News Literacy Project Showcase last week at the Chicago Tribune. A mix of students, teachers, funders and journalists came together to hear from organizers and see for themselves some of the work produced by students. The NLP program, in its third year, taps journalists to help students learn what constitutes credible information, no matter whether the news is in print, broadcast or online formats. A dozen Chicago Tribune journalists are among the volunteers here.