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America Magazine

Learning the News

"Founded in 2008 by Alan C. Miller, a former Los Angeles Times reporter, the News Literacy Project is going national. It invites middle and high schools to give students tools to distinguish fact from fiction, understand the First Amendment and the standards for journalistic integrity and exercise civility while engaging in public debates. The project also encourages the development of student media and brings retired journalists into the classroom to help students master print, radio, television and digital media so that these will become not distracting toys but tools for intellectual development and critical thinking."

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