Information is power. The News Literacy Project teaches young people to consume information in an intelligent and fair manner. With all the ways to consume information, it can be a challenge to differentiate between an informative, well-reported story, and one intended to sell a product or further an agenda. The seeds for NLP were planted in 2006 by journalist and father Alan Miller, who knew journalists could take on an important role in educating America's children. NLP has worked with more than 100 schools, via in-class and after school programs. Through the programs, students learn not only to be discerning readers, but how to disseminate information with accuracy.
Critical thinking is a key skill for young people (and let's be honest, plenty of not-so-young people) to develop. The News Literacy Project pairs with veteran journalists from outlets including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, NPR and USA Today to teach students how to critically evaluate news and information (hint: the whole story isn't in that clickbait headline!). Throughout the classroom, digital and after-school programs, students study the vitality of the First Amendment, the way the changing landscape affects news production and consumption, and the traditional tenets of journalism. Learn about working with the News Literacy Project.