NewsLiteracyPlaybook - Flipbook - Page 22
Putting It Together: Lessons
Learned and Best Practices
As we noted earlier, our hope is that our experiences
will be useful to you as you introduce or expand news
literacy programs in your community and country.
Here are some of the lessons we have learned over
the last decade.
From the beginning, we established key partnerships
in our efforts to spread the critical-thinking skills of
news literacy, and it may be helpful for you to do so
as well. These partners include:
Educators are our most important partners. We work
closely with them as they use our programs to teach
news literacy practices to students. Ties with news
organizations — top editors, producers, publishers
and owners — help connect us with individual
journalists, who have written about the News Literacy
Project, appeared at our events and participated in
our curriculum, both in person and on video. You’ll
find more information about these partners in this
If you have not already done so, we recommend
establishing relationships with all of these key players
as you begin to develop your program.
As we expanded, we also needed to raise our profile
— both among those partners and with the general
public. Being able to communicate effectively, both
about our organization and about the importance
of news literacy, was key, and we have some
suggestions that could help you.
Read on for an overview
of how we developed our news
literacy resources. You can use this
as a road map as you start your
own programs and work toward
preparing a full curriculum.