June 6, 2017
Social media can help journalists expand their audiences. It can also end their careers — especially when their private thoughts as individuals are perceived as reflecting their employers’ public views.
January 30, 2017
Lisa Shepard, a former ombudsman for NPR, describes a recent example of a viral video.
December 15, 2016
Gene Foreman, a former managing editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, looks at the sources, and the dangers, of what has come to be called “fake news.”
November 7, 2016
Larry Margasak, a retired Associated Press reporter, examines the challenge to journalistic fairness and balance created by Donald Trump.
August 9, 2016
Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president for educational programs, reflects on the lessons for consumers in following chaotic, controversial and fast-breaking events that provoke biases at every turn.
Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Campaign: Cloudy Crystal Balls, Too Much Horse Race and Losing Touch With the Electorate
June 27, 2016
Larry Margasak, a retired Associated Press reporter, examines why political re-porting has gotten so many things wrong in the 2016 presidential race.
April 28, 2016
Roy J. Harris Jr., a retired Wall Street Journal reporter, celebrates the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize.
January 27, 2016
Larry Margasak, a retired Associated Press reporter, examines the impact of fact-checking in the 2016 presidential race.
November 23, 2015
Roy J. Harris Jr., a former Wall Street Journal reporter, examines how a new film, rich in news literacy lessons, captures the watchdog role of a free press in a democracy.
September 14, 2015
Larry Margasak, a retired Associated Press reporter, examines timely news literacy lessons offered by the Donald Trump phenomenon.
June 29, 2015
Roy J. Harris Jr., a former Wall Street Journal reporter, examines how reporters in Charleston, South Carolina, knew what, and whom, to believe when reconstructing the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that left nine people dead.
April 7, 2015
Larry Margasak, a retired Associated Press reporter, examines red flags for readers in the Rolling Stone report.
January 12, 2015
Former Associated Press reporter Larry Margasak examines how a ruse by the FBI harms the media’s role as a watchdog and could even jeopardize the safety of journalists.
October 24, 2014
Frank W. Baker of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse examines what to look for in political advertising.
June 13, 2014
In this entry, Peter Adams, NLP’s senior VP for educational programs, reflects on the potential of algorithms and social media to enhance the accuracy of the information users encounter, consume and share.
March 14, 2014
Peter Adams, NLP's senior VP for educational programs, and Tim Mata, NLP's national digital coordinator, highlight the difficulty of evaluating the credibility of information created by those involved in political protests by analyzing a recent post on the political blog Caracas Chronicles that went viral in February, 2014.
December 17, 2013
Byron Calame, a former deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and a former public editor of The New York Times, uses the Associated Press's handling of a serious error in early October to explore the kind of accountability that consumers should expect from quality journalism.
October 30, 2013
Alan C. Miller, NLP's founder and president, introduces our teachable moments blog.