The paper has endorsed the project, will post an internal announcement giving its journalists the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom, and help the project recruit former USA Today reporters and editors to participate in an after-school program. “In an era in which there’s a greater quantity of news and information than ever before, it’s critically important to give the members of a new generation the tools they need to assess the quality of that content,” USA Today Editor Ken Paulson said. “The News Literacy Project is the right idea at exactly the right time.” The New York Times was the project’s first participating news organization. The project plans to launch pilots in New York City and Bethesda, Md. in February.