External Resources on News Literacy

News Literacy Project
The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan education nonprofit, is building a national movement to advance the practice of news literacy throughout American society, creating better informed, more engaged and more empowered individuals — and ultimately a stronger democracy. Read more.

Media Literacy Now 
Media Literacy is the ability to decode media messages (including the systems in which they exist), assess the influence of those messages on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and create media thoughtfully and conscientiously. Read more.

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) is a professional association for educators, academics, activists, and students with a passion for understanding how the media we use and create affect our lives and the lives of others in our communities and in the world. Read more.

Center for Media Literacy
A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and evidence-based educational resources nationally and internationally. Read more.

Latest News

Misinformation is eroding the public’s confidence in democracy
Darrell West, Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at Brookings, argues that the news media has a major role to play in combatting fake news and sophisticated disinformation campaigns. West argues that the government should invest in media literacy so that voters can identify false information and stop its spread. Read more. 

Snopes Tips: How to Spot Social Media Bots
Bots are used for a variety of reasons online, from boosting follower counts to interfering in political elections. Read more.

Media literacy is desperately needed in classrooms around the country, advocates say
Data collected by nonprofit News Literacy Project found 55 percent of students were not even moderately confident in their ability to recognize false information online. Read more.