NLP Brochure - Manual / Resource - Page 3
The crisis of mis- and disinformation is an emergency
that threatens the very fabric of our democracy. Too
many people lack news literacy skills and feel powerless
to do anything about the 昀氀ood of misleading and
harmful content polluting our information landscape.
In 2019, a Stanford History Education Group study
concluded that nearly all high school students
surveyed did not consider the validity of a source.
Also in 2019, the Pew Research Center reported
that only a minority of adults could correctly
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This lack of news literacy is
a threat to democracy
A democratic society cannot function without a wellinformed public and a vigorous, independent free press.
of high school students
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presented to them.
This crisis requires a bold response. NLP is
creating a national movement to advance news
literacy in all facets of American life, supporting
the public and those in education and the media to
become more news-literate and collectively push
back against misinformation in all its forms.
NLP is the nation’s leading provider of news
literacy education, and our free resources
and tools are used by people of all ages.
Our Goals by 2026
FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS
• 30% of secondary school districts in
states with a suitable media literacy
requirement partner with NLP.
• Sixteen school districts in states
without a media literacy requirement
adopt a media literacy program,
based on news literacy.
FOR THE PUBLIC
• 50,000 RumorGuard™ members.
• Over 2 million annual
visitors to RumorGuard.
For the complete list of our strategic
goals, go to newslit.org/future.