Empowering a More Accurate Worldview

We are fighting an onslaught of negativity and misinformation in the news. It is inescapable and has a powerful impact on our worldview, mindset and behaviour. We must develop the necessary skills to stand guard at the doors of our own minds. Our individual wellbeing - and wellbeing of the world - depends on it.

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IF WE WANT TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD, WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IT BETTER FIRST...
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What is News Literacy?
News literacy is the process of developing the critical skills needed to successfully navigate the news to become both reliably informed about the world and feel empowered to act within it. 
Why News Literacy Lab?
Because news literacy is more than fake news. News Literacy Lab has a strong focus on the impact of solutions journalism as an antidote to the misrepresentation created by the negativity bias. Our education program does more than just treat the symptoms of a polluted information environment; it empowers individuals to actively participate in shaping a healthier information ecosystem and advocates for systemic action to address the root causes of harmful and misleading information.
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Get news Lit’
Discover how our curriculum empowers students to master the art of navigating the news —an essential, an increasingly urgent, life skill for today's world.

We offer age-tailored curriculums, designed for 7-11 and 14-18-year-olds. These courses are designed to help young people engage more constructively with the news, in a way that leaves them both reliably informed about the world and empowered to act within it. We look forward to partnering with you to create a news literate generation. 
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Bad News Sells but at What Costs?
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How Changing Your Media Diet Can Change the World
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The What and Why of the News
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The Impact of News on Your Mental Health
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How healthy is your news diet?
Food is to the body, what information is to the mind. The consequences of our mental diet are less visible but just as powerful. Take this quiz to see how healthy your current news habits are.
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“Cognitive bias”
The "tendency for the human brain to perceive information through a filter of personal experience and preferences" (What Is). It is a thinking shortcut that allows us to process information quickly and can often interfere with our ability to think accurately and objectively.
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“Editorial”
"A newspaper article expressing the editor’s opinion on a topical issue" (Oxford dictionary).
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“Fake news”
News that is "completely made up, manipulated to resemble credible journalism and attract maximum attention and, with it, advertising revenue. ... But the definition is often expanded to include websites that circulate distorted, decontextualised or dubious information through – for example – clickbaiting headlines that don’t reflect the facts of the story, or undeclared bias" (The Guardian).
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“Trust Chain”
A method used by journalists to ensure that every stage in reporting, producing and distributing news about an event or issue is accurate and reliable from beginning to end (The News Manual).
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News Literacy Lab can connect you with the many brilliant organisations and individuals whose work helps us have a more accurate worldview. With over 50 organisations and over 500 resources being shared, you can explore this network with ease and efficiency through a search and filter function to connect you with the most helpful resources to meet your news literacy needs as a parent, an educator, or an individual.
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has
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