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News Literacy For Teens

We're flooded with information from a range of sources, and the lines between news and opinion are blurring. Young people in particular navigate everything from viral emails to Internet rumors, and often have trouble sorting fact from fiction. We speak with an organization that aims to give middle and high school students the tools to become more critical news consumers.

How To Know What To Believe

"Check It Out," the yardstick by which students in the News Literacy Project learn to measure news and information.

A video by the News Literacy Project showcases the program's impact in schools in New York City, Chicago and Bethesda, Md.

How to Know What to Believe from The News Literacy Project on Vimeo.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

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