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Free news and information literacy lesson plans available online

November 10, 2014

This is the first story in a News and Information Literacy Corner series that will outline the importance of news-and-information-literacy education and highlight classroom resources available online. It’s increasingly difficult to differentiate news from noise in the digital age. Frequently, a stor...

Register for NLP’s professional development workshops

October 20, 2014

The News Literacy Project is offering a series of online workshops to help secondary-school educators across the country incorporate news literacy into their classrooms. The workshops are part of the News Literacy Project’s new series Teaching News Literacy, which also offers after-school and in-class ...

Join the News & Information Literacy Professional Learning Community

October 14, 2014

There is still plenty of time to become a member of the News and Information Literacy Professional Learning Community sponsored by the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative. Participants do not need to have a background in news or information literacy, just a passion for current...

National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project launches

ASNE Staff

September 22, 2014

A national project to help communities around the country build a robust news literacy capacity at the local level was announced today by the American Society of News Editors. "With Americans getting more news from Twitter, Facebook and other social media, it's important that we all learn the tools...

Lesson plans and activities available for teaching the Constitution year-round

September 9, 2014

In case you missed Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Free Speech Week to be held Oct. 20-26 will give you yet another opportunity to incorporate the Constitution and the First Amendment into your curriculum. Several organizations are offering free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms to...

Upcoming News Literacy Summit has four ‘key issues’

September 8, 2014

Because News Matters: A News Literacy Summit will take place Sept. 14-15 in Chicago and will focus on the importance of teaching young people to differentiate fact from fiction in the news. About 100 students, journalists, scholars and teachers will share their ideas and concerns about the news, misinformation...

Seeking teachers to help develop model news-literacy lesson plans

August 18, 2014

Teachers interested in helping develop model news-literacy lesson plans for English, social studies, science, math, health and technology should contact Le Anne Wiseman at [email protected] Teachers selected for the project will be compensated $3,000 each from a grant funded by the Robert R. McCormick...

Could debunking become the newest social media trend?

April 10, 2014

Recent studies show that young people have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction on the Internet, but this lack of media literacy extends beyond high schoolers. Two bloggers recognize that the reflex to share photoshopped images and other misinformation could have a solution. Adrienne LaFrance and...

Teaching news literacy to students important in the digital era

March 13, 2014

The News Literacy Project posted a piece titled “News Literacy: Critical Thinking Skills for the 21st Century,” which touches on the importance of teaching news literacy to students of the digital era. Students, according to the author, are both digital natives and victims of digital naiveté. ...

Video explores importance of transparency and credibility

March 3, 2014

Alicia Shepard, former NPR ombudsman, recently discussed journalism transparency and credibility for the News Literacy Project. The independent journalist used the fallout from “60 Minutes’” mishandling of a Benghazi-related story from 2012. Through the 15-minute video, Shepard laid out the impor...