News Literacy

ASNE endorses efforts to help news consumers navigate the digital age. News literacy differs from the traditional media literacy curriculum in that the focus is specifically on the definition, credibility and believability of news.

This online tool kit is designed to help ASNE members and supporters to introduce the concept of news literacy to educators, community groups and other interested parties.

Those interested in writing a column or editorial can be inspired by this piece written by Rex Smith, editor of the Times Union, Albany, N.Y.

Here are talking points to raise with college/university presidents and journalism and communication school deans, prepared by Pamela K. Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., the go-to education site for secondary school journalists and their teachers and advisers, serve in part as laboratories for young news consumers. For a list of resources, please visit this page.

And two national projects offer strong direction: The News Literacy Project and the Center for News Literacy.