News Literacy

The onset of the digital age forever changed the way readers interact with news and the way that journalists do journalism. More data is produced in a single second than can possibly be consumed in a lifetime. The need for news literacy has never been more important.

Simply put, news literacy is the ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports and information sources. As 21st- Century citizens, we must know what is in the news we consume — where to get the news, what to do with it and how to make news of our own.



News literacy model curriculum for math, science, social studies and English/language arts
ASNE and JEA worked with educators affiliated with the American Bar Association Division of Public Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teachers Association to develop the lesson plans. News literacy concepts are taught in tandem with a variety of core academic skills. Each lesson addresses a guiding news literacy question and aligns with Common Core State Standards. A Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 License allows teachers to adapt the lessons for educational purposes. news literacy articles and research, lesson plans and resources

Student Journalism and Media Literacy, pages 356-395

Center for News Literacy Digital Resource Center

The News Literacy Project