News Literacy an Increasingly Important Component of Classroom Curriculum (Washington Post)

With information so readily accessible on the internet, social media and through traditional news outlets, there is an increasing effort to provide teenagers and students with the tools to decipher fact from fiction in the media.

News literacy programs are spreading across the country to stand behind this initiative including nonprofit organization, the News Literacy Project, presided by Los Angeles Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alan C. Miller.

The program seeks to teach students to “spot bias in stories, discover what makes sources credible and verify information,” a step in the right direction for the next generation of journalists and consumers.

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