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News literacy resources

API provides many different resources that news organizations, educators, advisors, parents and students can use to better understand how news and media works.

Many of these resources were the product of the former Newspaper Association of America Foundation, which merged with API in 2012. We’ve also recently added new resources, including curriculum for teaching news literacy skills in middle school and six questions that tell you what media to trust.

On this site you can find the following:

News in Education guides: For news professionals who want to organize or support News In Education programs in their communities.

News literacy curriculum: For educators who want to teach middle-school or high-school students how to responsibly consume and produce news.

Serial stories: For youth-focused publications to publish these free multi-part stories for young readers, who can then discuss them in class with their teachers.

Student journalism resources: For students and advisors producing school-based media.

Young audiences research: For news professionals and researchers, more than a decade of NAA Foundation studies into how young people consume news and how to implement effective NIE programs.

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