CNN Joins the News Literacy Project as a Participating News Organization

CNN has joined the News Literacy Project as a participating news organization - the sixth print or broadcast outlet to endorse the program that helps students in middle schools and high schools appreciate quality journalism and learn how to consume and create credible information.

CNN is giving its journalists the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom and is helping to identify former employees who might be interested in doing so.

“CNN is pleased to partner with the News Literacy Project in promoting a greater understanding of credible and accurate journalism,” CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton said.  “With the explosion of news outlets and websites on the Internet, it is more critical than ever for all audiences, and especially younger audiences, to have tools to make the most informed choices.”

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien is a member of the News Literacy Project’s board and was featured at its kickoff event on Feb. 2 at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Myron Kandel, CNN’s founding financial editor and an economic commentator for 25 years, is participating in the project through an after-school apprenticeship program.

CNN joins The New York Times, ABC News, USA Today, CBS’s “60 Minutes” and The Washington Post in supporting the project.