Young people are dealing with the most challenging information ecosystem in human history, rife with misinformation, hoaxes and falsehoods that distort students’ understanding of their world. To become critical thinkers who demand the truth, they must develop news literacy skills.
NLP believe that news literacy education — learning how to know what to believe — is the most effective approach to meeting this challenge. The Checkology virtual classroom teaches students to separate fact from fiction, to understand the vital role of a free press in a democracy, and to become informed and engaged participants in civic life.
The platform's interactive multimedia lessons, hosted by leading journalists and experts in digital media and the First Amendment, help educators equip students in middle school and high school with the tools to evaluate and interpret what they read, watch and hear so they know what to trust, share and act on.