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What is the National News Literacy Project?

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 12:58:36-05

Something we hear a lot is that news is delivered with a 'slant.' That whether it be on TV or social media, misinformation is spread without the tools to figure out what is true and what is not. The need to be informed and not influenced.

We here at RTV6 are partnering with the News Literacy Project to do just that — help make sure we get the facts so we can make our own decisions.

So, what does that mean? Here's a quick explainer:

With so much coming at us every day, how do we know what is fact and what's fiction?

Our journalists will work side by side with students here at home to create a news literate generation that can spot misinformation and prevent others from spreading it. They'll collaborate with kids on topics that are important to our community.

Knowing what to trust and what not to trust is essential to a healthy democracy. And through this project, we will shine a light on how to avoid misinformation and how to make sure it doesn't get in the way of knowing the true story.

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