From Hawaii to New York, educators in more than 35 states use NewsGuard in their classroom
Educators use NewsGuard with a range of students — including middle school, high school, and university-level students, in diverse subjects including civics, English, history, and journalism.
What educators say about NewsGuard:
“We had done a small unit on fake news in the past, but the three visiting educators from NewsGuard hit it out of the park! They are real journalists, working in the real world, and our high school students were really taken with all of the work they do behind the scenes to determine the accuracy and ethics of websites from around the world. We are already excited for them to come back next year!”
High School Librarian in New York City
“We love NewsGuard. There’s nothing else like it”
High School Civics Teacher in Illinois
Download our Guide for Educators, created in collaboration with Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy, which contains a news literacy lesson plan, 10 suggested exercises, and reference information to guide your students in using NewsGuard.
From Long Island, New York to Toledo, Ohio to Honolulu, Hawaii, more than 200 libraries across the U.S. use NewsGuard as a news literacy tool and research reference. And the list is growing rapidly.
Public and academic libraries install NewsGuard on library computers and distribute information about NewsGuard, arming their patrons with a research tool to help them sift through online information. Libraries can choose to become an official NewsGuard library partner, or simply distribute NewsGuard as a resource.
What libraries are saying about NewsGuard:
“NewsGuard is valuable as a reference for frontline staff, who have used it in working with patrons when answering research questions. Being able to give individuals a
tool to better evaluate information online is truly helpful.”
Librarian at Bellmore Memorial Library in Bellmore, NY
“Adding this service on computers used by our library patrons continues the long
tradition of librarians arming readers with more information about what they are reading.”
Hawaii State Librarian Stacey Aldrich
Parents have long been concerned about protecting their children from violent and inappropriate online content. And with the recent proliferation of fake news websites and hoax articles, misinformation poses a new threat to young internet users. Installing NewsGuard onto a family computer browser helps children hesitate to rely on false and deceptive information online, instead pointing them toward websites on which they can generally rely.
Dozens of organizations exist with the same goal as NewsGuard: spreading news literacy to youth and adults alike. By partnering with other leaders in the media literacy sphere, NewsGuard is able to broaden its reach and expand its offerings.
Meet a representative of NewsGuard at an upcoming event.
Spring National High School Journalism Convention
Apr. 25 – 27
American Library Association Annual Conference 2019
June 20 – 25
National Association for Media Literacy Education 2019 Conference
June 26 – 28
News Engagement Day
Media Literacy Week
Nov. 5 – Nov. 9
Reuters x NAML
New York, NY
Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
Credibility Coalition’s CredCon
98th NCSS Annual Conference
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Global Editors Network: Media Literacy Toolkit Unconference
American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter 2019
Jan. 25 – 29
International Critical Media Literacy Conference
Feb. 22 – 23