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Media Literacy Organizations
Center for News Literacy
A nonprofit center maintained by Stony Brook University School of Journalism to provide free information and links on the subject of news literacy
The News Literacy Project
The News Literacy Project (NLP) is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit that works with educators and journalists to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. Many valuable resources for persons of all ages are also included.
A nonprofit organization with the stated purpose to "teach members of the public, [by] helping them better understand how journalism is produced and how to tell for themselves whether it’s credible."
Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics
The SPJ Code of Ethics is a statement of abiding principles supported by explanations and position papers that address changing journalistic practices. It is not a set of rules, rather a guide that encourages all who engage in journalism to take responsibility for the information they provide, regardless of medium. The code should be read as a whole; individual principles should not be taken out of context.
NPR Standards of Journalism
The mission of NPR, in partnership with its member stations, is to create a more informed public, one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas, and culture within the United States and across the globe. To this end, NPR reports, produces, acquires and distributes news, information and other content that meet the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression.
New York Times Standard of Ethics
The core purpose of The New York Times is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.
Other Journalism Links
Nieman Journalism Lab
The Nieman Journalism Lab is an attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.
The Internet has brought forth an unprecedented flowering of news and information. But it has also destabilized the old business models that have supported quality journalism for decades.
WSJ Blue Feed, Red Feed
See conservative and liberal Facebook posts placed side-by-side. Maintained by the Wall Street Journal.
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