The News Literacy Project and The Washington Post’s Young Journalists Development Program are presenting a series of innovative workshops for high school students this summer.
Students will learn critical-thinking skills necessary to sort fact from fiction as consumers and creators of news and information in the digital age. Participants will engage with leading journalists from The Washington Post and experienced NLP staff. Light refreshments will be provided. To learn more, visit www.washingtonpost.com/youngjournalists.
* Students can register to attend one of the...
"The Kojo Nnamdi Show" on WAMU, a public radio station in Washington, D.C., devoted an hour Monday afternoon to a segment on the News Literacy Project and news literacy.
Alan C. Miller, NLP’s president and founder, was joined on the show by Matea Gold, a Los Angeles Times reporter and one of NLP’s most active journalist fellows, and Scott Menscher, who teaches a course on mass media at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn and is currently using the NLP curriculum.
The show included a discussion on news literacy with the show’s host, Kojo Nnamdi, and responses to calls from...
Eric Nadelstern, a professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College and a former deputy chancellor of the New York City Schools, has joined the News Literacy Project’s education advisory committee.
Nadelstern has been familiar with the project since its early stages in New York City schools. Now in its fifth year, NLP is working with 11 schools in four of the city’s five boroughs.
“The News Literacy Project teaches students the critical 21st-century survival skill of finding truth and wisdom in the news media they are bombarded with each day,” he said. “In doing so, this...
NLP staffers are prominently featured in two journalism publications this month.
The cover story in the May/June issue of the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) quotes Alan C. Miller, NLP’s president, and the spring issue of Inside Story, the magazine of the City University of New York’s graduate school of journalism, includes a feature about Elis Estrada, NLP’s New York program assistant.
The CJR article, “Streams of consciousness,” is a comprehensive examination of how young people get their news in the digital age and what this will mean for the future of journalism; it includes Miller...
The News Literacy Project is featured in an article in today’s editions of The Washington Post, “Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction.”
The Post reports that “news literacy programs are expanding in classrooms across the country, with a growing nonprofit sector dedicated to the cause and new education standards that require students to read and analyze more nonfiction text.” It cites NLP as its prime example.
The paper highlights NLP’s fast-growing program in the Washington area, where it is working with three charter schools...
The News Literacy Project is one five nonprofits nationally featured in a Chronicle of Philanthropy report that spotlights organizations that have thrived despite launching amid the deep recession that began in 2008.
The report, titled “Charities Started During the Recession Find Success Despite the Odds,” is featured in the April 11 edition. NLP is singled out for including, from the beginning, assessments of the project’s impact.
According to the article, nonprofits that weathered the economic downtown tend to be “nimble and hardnosed” and are likely to adopt best practices to survive....
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