News Literacy For Teens

News Literacy For Teens

Teens today navigate a flood of viral emails, Facebook posts and Internet rumors, but many don't yet have the skills to sort fact from fiction. The News Literacy Project aims to teach middle and high school students to become more critical consumers of news and information.

We're flooded with information from a range of sources, and the lines between news and opinion are blurring. Young people in particular navigate everything from viral emails to Internet rumors, and often have trouble sorting fact from fiction. We speak with an organization that aims to give middle and high school students the tools to become more critical news consumers.

Guests

Alan Miller

President and CEO, News Literacy Project

Matea Gold

Reporter, L.A. Times

Scott Menscher

Teacher, Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY

Related Links

How To Know What To Believe

"Check It Out," the yardstick by which students in the News Literacy Project learn to measure news and information.

A video by the News Literacy Project showcases the program's impact in schools in New York City, Chicago and Bethesda, Md.

How to Know What to Believe from The News Literacy Project on Vimeo.

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