News Literacy Project

It’s getting harder to separate fact from fiction. 

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.

What is news literacy?  News literacy is 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.

To access the free resources News Literacy Project offers for the public, click “For Everyone”.

Checkology
Customized version of News Literacy Projects e-learning platform for the public.  People of all ages can now learn how to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources, and know what to trust, what to dismiss, and what to debunk.
 
Get Smart About News
Get Smart About News is a free newsletter designed for the public exploring timely examples of misinformation as well as press freedom and social media trends and issues.
 
Informable
With News Literacy Projects free mobile app, everyone can practice four distinct news literacy skills in a game-like format: distinguishing news reports from opinion pieces; advertisements from other types of information; false claims from credible evidence; and fact-based statements from opinion-based statements.
 
Podcast
Is that a fact?, News Literacy Project’s podcast, informs listeners about news literacy issues that affect their lives through informative conversations with experts working to combat misinformation.
 
Tips & Tools
How news-literate are you?  Test and sharpen your news literacy skills with short activities, engaging quizzes and shareable graphics. 

 

Are you an educator?  News Literacy Project has tools available to you to help in the classroom.  Click on “For Educators.”