News Literacy Week Brings Events and Information for Educators and Students

The second annual News Literacy Week comes amid calls to make teaching these skills a priority. 

The second annual New Literacy Week is January 25-29. It comes amid widespread calls for teaching more of these skills, as the investigations and arrests continue in the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol, which were based in part on the false claim of election fraud.  

The News Literacy Project (NLP) and E.W. Scripps Company will launch a national public awareness campaign, and NLP will formally begin its NewsLit Nation educator network, which will support local ambassadors advocating for news literacy to be taught in their local schools. School librarians are part of the News Literacy Ambassadors Program, including Washington, DC, library media specialist K.C. Boyd; Boston library media and technology specialist Cathy Collins; Los Angeles librarian Taschia Folsoi; and San Francisco Bay Area teacher librarian Samantha Solomon, among other educators.

During News Literacy Week, NLP will offer educators, students, and the public quizzes, tips, and tools on its social media channels and at NewsLiteracyWeek.org. NewsLit Camp, a national professional development event will be January 26. On January 27, NLP will run an edWeb session on conspiratorial thinking.

For more details, read the full press release below.

 

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