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.

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News Literacy Resources

Newslit.org – News literacy resources for everyone from NewsLit.org, 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

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


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