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News Literacy Project: Countering ‘Truth Decay’

A new report from the RAND Corporation, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, confirms what we at the News Literacy Project have long known: There’s an urgent need for media literacy education that is scalable, culturally relevant and readily available.

Released earlier this month, Exploring Media Literacy Education as a Tool for Mitigating Truth Decay was produced as part of a RAND initiative exploring “Truth Decay,” which it defines as “the diminishing role that facts, data and analysis play in political and civil discourse” — in part, because of an increasingly complex information ecosystem.

NLP’s expertise as a leader and pioneer in news literacy education is noted throughout the report, which weighs the input and suggestions of many experts in the field and lays out the challenges to developing meaningful and scalable education programs.

For the last decade, our programs have provided educators with the tools and resources that enable their students to become civically engaged, news-literate adults. While the challenges RAND details are real, I can say with confidence that NLP is successfully meeting many of them.

I described NLP’s achievements regarding these specific points in a recent NLP Updateon our website, newslit.org. And thanks to your support, NLP’s contribution to the growing field of news literacy education continues to grow.

With best regards,

Alan Miller
Alan C. Miller
Founder and CEO
The News Literacy Project

Posted on: August 7, 2019, 6:34 am Category: Uncategorized