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News literacy resources: United States
The News Literacy Project offers resources, tools and news literacy news for
educators, students and the general public.
The Checkology® virtual classroom is NLP’s online educational program,
used by students in grades 5-12 (ages 10-18). It features 13 engaging
interactive lessons, plus challenges, quizzes and other resources, on a variety
of news literacy topics.
The Sift is NLP’s weekly newsletter for educators and others interested in
news literacy. Published weekly during the U.S. school year (September-June),
The Sift puts the latest viral rumors, hoaxes and other similar items into
context and provides discussion points and classroom prompts.
Civics Connection is a blog by NLP’s director of education, John Silva, on
ideas, strategies and resources for integrating news literacy skills into a civicsaligned curriculum to encourage greater civic engagement among students.
Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age is an 11-lesson unit created
by the News Literacy Project and Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit
educational and professional development organization that integrates the
study of history, literature and human behavior with ethical decision-making
and innovative teaching strategies. It examines the role of journalists in a
democratic society through the events surrounding the fatal shooting of an
unarmed African-American teenager, Michael Brown, by police in Ferguson,
Missouri, in August 2014.
The American Press Institute is a research and education center in Arlington,
Virginia, that works with news organizations to develop insights, tools and
resources to advance journalism. It sponsors research projects on the
effectiveness of fact-checking and, in conjunction with the Poynter Institute’s
International Fact-Checking Network, publishes a newsletter, Factually (subscribe
here). It also offers a list of news literacy resources for students.
The Center for News Literacy, based at Stony Brook University’s School of