News Literacy Project
Grants to News Literacy Project
2011 (Duration 2 years)
Digital Media & Learning
BETHESDA, MARYLAND — The News Literacy Project is an innovative new educational program in which seasoned journalists work with middle- and high-school students to help them develop critical thinking skills and become smarter consumers and creators of credible information, and how to distinguish verified information from spin, opinion, and misinformationâin search engines, viral email, YouTube videos, television news, newspapers and blog posts. The Project will use this grant to bring its programs to the 16-school Chicago International Charter School network and to YOUMedia, the Chicago Public Library's teen space at the main library and three branch locations; and to offer its content online.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded News Literacy Project $500,000 between 2010 and 2013.