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Journalism in Stony Brook, New York, created the first news literacy curriculum for
college-age students in the United States. It also offers an online news literacy
course through Coursera and has developed a variety of digital news literacy
First Draft based in London and New York City, fights misinformation and
disinformation through field work, research and education. Resources include a free
online course on identifying misinformation and a glossary of misinformation
and disinformation terms compiled by First Draft’s Claire Wardle, who leads the
“Misinformation” lesson in the News Literacy Project’s Checkology virtual classroom.
The Media Literacy Clearinghouse was created by Frank W. Baker, a former
broadcast journalist and media literacy instructor, in 1998 to give educators for
students in kindergarten through 12th grade (ages 5-18) a site offering age- and
grade-appropriate resources for teaching media literacy. It provides tools and
information for educators who want to learn more about media literacy and integrate
the topic into the classroom.
News Co/Lab is an initiative from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass
Communication at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. It was created in 2017
to help the public find new ways of engaging with news and other information. Its
offerings include a “cookbook” of best practices related to education, equipment,
tools and transparency.
The New York Times Learning Network uses articles, essays, photos, videos and
graphics from The New York Times as the basis for a variety of classroom resources
— lesson plans, writing prompts, quizzes and student contests — that are published
daily during the U.S. school year.
The Newseum is a museum in Washington, D.C., dedicated to the history and
practice of journalism. Its education program, NewseumED, offers classes, programs
and digital resources focusing on media literacy and the First Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution (which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of
PBS NewsHour Extra offers timely lesson plans and resources for teachers and
students in grades 7-12 (ages 13-18). Its Student Reporting Labs connect students
with local PBS stations and news professionals to create student-generated video
The Poynter Institute is a journalism education and research center based in St.
Petersburg, Florida. Among its offerings is the MediaWise digital literacy initiative,
which is designed for teens. Poynter is also home to the International Fact-Checking
Network, which brings together fact-checkers from around the world for training
and discussion about standards and best practices. IFCN sponsors and partners with
the American Press Institute to publish the newsletter Factually (subscribe here).
Project Look Sharp, a media literacy initiative at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York,