Strategic Framework FY19-FY22 - Report - Page 6
A Decade of Experience
The News Literacy Project has long recognized that a lack of news literacy can cause
problems in a democracy. Our work over the past decade has allowed us to develop the
expertise and the programs to address this problem on a national scale.
NLP is founded with a $250,000 grant from
the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The New York Times becomes NLP’s first
participating news organization.
NLP creates its first website at
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.
NLP’s Chicago pilot begins with an event at
Marquette Elementary School featuring Clarence
Page of the Chicago Tribune.
NLP holds three Fall Forum events at Walt
Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland,
featuring well-known media personalities, such as
Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth,
Gwen Ifill of Washington Week and PBS NewsHour,
and former White House press secretaries Mike
McCurry and Dana Perino.
The IRS awards NLP independent 501(c)(3)
status. NLP had previously operated through
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.”
The News Literacy Project
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.