Get NewsGuard’s Media Literacy Tool—Free for Turnitin Educators and Students
Now more than ever, digital media literacy is an essential skill for citizens of all ages. With website trust ratings and detailed Nutrition Label reviews, NewsGuard offers a unique media literacy teaching tool that guides citizens through the overwhelming landscape of online news and information.
NewsGuard’s browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari displays trust ratings for 4,000+ news and information sites—written by trained journalists based on nine journalistic criteria—next to links on search engines and social media feeds. It helps students and adults alike understand who is behind each website, what its agenda might be, and its record of accuracy and transparency.
Over 700 libraries and schools worldwide use NewsGuard to advance news literacy education today—and through a newly announced partnership with Turnitin, NewsGuard is now free to all Turnitin school partners and their students.
In response to the “infodemic” of misinformation resulting from COVID-19, NewsGuard is offering free access now until July 1, 2020. After July 1, Turnitin schools can continue using NewsGuard at no cost until the end of 2020, with the option to extend free access until the end of the school year in 2021.
Try NewsGuard free on your or your students’ devices with no registration required by clicking the button below.
NewsGuard: What You’ll Get
- Unlimited access to our browser extension with ratings of more than 4,000 websites that account for 95% of engagement with news in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Italy.
- Ratings icons next to links in your links on all of the top search engines, social media platforms, and news aggregation sites.
- Summaries showing who owns each site, its political leaning if any, and how it performs on nine journalistic criteria.
- Detailed written descriptions of each site and why they passed or failed the nine criteria.
- Warnings on hoax healthcare sites peddling unreliable advice and miracle cures.
- Warnings on political propaganda news sites funded by campaigns or PACs.
- Warnings on from hoaxes, conspiracy theories, advertising posing as news, and other unreliable sites.
- A reliability score of 0-100 for each site based on its performance on our nine criteria. We’ve always said that not all Greens (or Reds) are the same; now, you’ll see the numbers.
- Access to NewsGuard’s upcoming mobile apps for iOS and Android.