NLP Brochure 2020 - Manual / Resource - Page 2
What is News Literacy?
The ability to determine the credibility of news
and other content, to identify different types of
information, and to use the standards of authoritative,
fact-based journalism to determine what to trust,
share and act on.
Being news-literate also means recognizing the
critical role of the First Amendment and a free
press in a democracy and interacting with news and
other information in ways that promote engaged
participation in civic life.
“The truth and facts are under relentless attack.
An informed and aware viewer or reader can be
our most important ally in our pursuit of the truth.”
— Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Dateline NBC
The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, provides programs
and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities
needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged
participants in a democracy.
News literacy is embedded in the American education experience, and people of all ages
and backgrounds know how to identify credible news and other information, empowering
them to have an equal opportunity to participate in the civic life of their communities and