NLP Brochure 2020 - Manual / Resource - Page 4
Education is the most effective approach to combat the spread of misinformation.
NLP is the nation’s leading provider of news literacy education, and our efforts to
fight misinformation reach a global audience. Our free resources, tools and easyto-adopt tips help people of all ages become more news-literate.
By 2022, we will build a community
of 20,000 educators who, using our
programs and resources, will teach
news literacy skills to 3 million
middle and high school students
each year. We will also lead efforts
to increase public awareness of
news literacy and to equip people
of all ages with the ability to discern
fact from fiction.
We connect with young people as they are developing their information
consumption and creation habits, giving today’s students (who are tomorrow’s
voters and decision-makers) the tools to sort fact from fiction and discern factbased, credible information.
In addition, amid strong and growing demand from the public, NLP offers its
expertise, educational material and programs to people of all ages.
Our free Checkology® virtual classroom empowers educators to teach middle and high
school students how to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources, and know
what to trust, what to dismiss and what to debunk. It also gives them an appreciation of
the importance of the First Amendment and a free press. This browser-based e-learning
platform is ideal for distance learning or homeschool settings.
NLP also offers...
→ The Sift® is a free newsletter —
delivered weekly during the school
year — that explores timely examples of
misinformation, addresses media and
press freedom topics and discusses
social media trends and issues. It
includes discussion prompts and
activities for the classroom.
→ NLP’s education team provides
customized in-person and web-based
professional development, training and
support focusing on key news literacy
topics. The team also can deliver
keynotes on a variety of news literacyrelated topics.
→ NewsLitCamp® gives educators the
opportunity to connect with journalists
in their communities for a full day of
Checkology Metrics for FY21
During the 2019-2020 school year, after
completing their Checkology lessons:
Nearly 9 in 10
professional development. It features
an introduction to news literacy,
including journalism standards and
practices. Educators also gain tools
and materials to bring back to their
→ The educator resource library on
NLP’s website includes free lesson
plans, classroom activities, posters
and infographics, quizzes, training
materials and videos. (Coming in
→ In January 2021, NLP is launching
the news literacy educator network
to provide educators the opportunity
to learn best practices from others
in the field and to access exclusive
resources, supports and incentives.
students could correctly
identify the five freedoms
protected by the First
of students could
the traits of quality
More than 2x
the number of students
an understanding of
the watchdog role of
More than 4 in 5
students said in a survey
they intend to increase
their civic participation.