News Literacy

A Project to Encourage Civil Discourse and a News-Savvy Community

“Wait a minute?!” is about the moment when you stop yourself to be skeptical of the information you just heard. “Is this real? Should I share it? Let me investigate, first!”

ATMI and our partners are working to help students, teachers, journalists and community leaders navigate news literacy! If you would like ATMI to provide a news literacy presentation to your classroom or workplace, connect with resources, be a news literacy presenter or know more information on the topic, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!

Thank you to our partners: the Alaska Humanities Forum, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Alaska Department of Journalism and Public Communications.

Support ATMI News Literacy work by making a donation.

Upcoming Webinar on Student Press Freedom Day:

Refusing Censorship: A High School Paper’s Fight for Press Freedom

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. AKST

Presented by PEN America, the First Amendment Coalition, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Student Press Law Center.

“For this event, we invite students and educators to meet and hear from award-winning journalism adviser Adriana Chavira and her students at The Pearl Post at the Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Los Angeles. Adriana and the students’ story of overcoming censorship and disciplinary retaliation after publishing an article on the school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate’s effect on teachers can provide other student journalists with key ideas and insight when facing similar challenges.” 

Free/Registration Required – Click Webinar title to register.

News Literacy Resources – News literacy resources for everyone from, a national, nonpartisan education nonprofit building a national movement to advance the practice of news literacy throughout American society. Here you can find their Checkology platform, and download the Informable app.

MediaWise (The Poynter Institute) – MediaWise empowers people of all ages to become more critical consumers of content online. We teach people digital media literacy and fact-checking skills to spot misinformation and disinformation. Here you can sign up for a 7-day text message course on media literacy, follow on social media, and check out the Teen Fact-Checking Network.

Our Work about News Literacy

Podcast: Zoom Room Episode 26 – Misinformation with Morgan Krakow (Winner of the Alaska Broadcasters Association Best Student Radio Podcast Award)

Podcast: Zoom Room Episode 33 – News Media Literacy: A Roundtable Discussion

Anchorage Youth Vote – Alaska’s Gubernatorial Race (ATMI News Literacy discussion starts at 26:45)

Media Literacy & Students Headlines

Jan. 23-27 was National News Literacy Week. Did you miss it? No prob! Check out the list of past events and learning opportunities at