NLP Annual Report FY19 FINAL - Page 4



A Decade of Experience
In February 2018, NLP celebrated its 10th anniversary in its fight for facts. We are
looking forward to the next decade of creating a news-literate society.
2008
February:
NLP is founded with a $250,000 grant from
the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
November:
The New York Times becomes NLP’s first
participating news organization.
September:
NLP creates its first website at
www.thenewsliteracyproject.org.
2009
February:
NLP launches its classroom program with
an event featuring CNN’s Soledad O’Brien,
an NLP board member, at Williamsburg
Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn.
October:
NLP’s Chicago pilot begins with an event at
Marquette Elementary School featuring Clarence
Page of the Chicago Tribune.
2010
September–October:
NLP holds three Fall Forum events at Walt
Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland,
featuring well-known media personalities,
including Washington Post publisher Katharine
Weymouth, Gwen Ifill of Washington Week and
PBS NewsHour, and former White House press
secretaries Mike McCurry and Dana Perino.
April:
The IRS awards NLP independent 501(c)(3)
status. NLP had previously operated through
fiscal sponsors.
October:
NLP holds a Fall Forum event at Walt Whitman
High School with David Brooks of The New York
Times, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and
Jessica Yellin of CNN discussing ”Demosclerosis:
The Challenge of Moving America Forward
in a Hyper-Partisan Age.”
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The News Literacy Project
2011
September:
NLP expands into the District of Columbia with
a kickoff event at E.L. Haynes Public Charter
School featuring Gwen Ifill of Washington Week
and PBS NewsHour.





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