Author:
Amit
Subject:
Journalism, U.S. History, World History, Social Science, Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson, Reading
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • Bias
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Fake News
  • Media Literacy
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Media Literacy: News Literacy Project

    Media Literacy: News Literacy Project

    Overview

    News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, that 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 Tips, Tools & Quizzes

    Tips, Tools, and Quizzes for Media Literacy

    26% of U.S. adults surveyed could correctly classify all five factual statements presented to them.
    SOURCE

    35% of U.S. adults surveyed could correctly classify all five opinion statements presented to them.
    SOURCE

    96% of U.S. high school students surveyed failed to challenge the credibility of an unreliable source.
    SOURCE

    Even the most sophisticated audiences find it hard to distinguish between legitimate news — information gathered in a dispassionate search for facts — and materials that are created to persuade, sell, mislead or exploit.

    The solution

    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.

    Our mission: 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.

    Our vision: 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 the country.

    Read our brochure and check out our four-year strategic framework.

    Read about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.