Creating News Literacy
Alan is the founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project. Established in 2008, this educational nonprofit helped launch the category of news literacy. Following his three-decade journalism career, Alan has also received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize among a dozen other national and state reporting honors.
The News Literacy Project provides educators with resources and tools to teach teenagers how to discern fact from fiction in the digital age. More than 19,000 educators in all 50 states and 108 other countries have registered to use the virtual classroom NLP provides.
Alan and I share a passion for a more truthful internet, and we both choose the route of building a whole category as an important way of achieving it, in Alan’s case: news literacy. Today we discuss what parents can do, the difference between misinformation and disinformation, and how we’re at an inflection point with the internet.