Years before presidential tweet storms or Macedonian internet rumor mongers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alan Miller saw a need to help kids navigate the tsunami of information on their computer screens. His News Literacy Project helps young people across the country and around the world distinguish truth from fiction. “We were the antidote to fake news long before anybody coined that term,” he says. (more…)
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They emerged into the night for what was to be a peaceful protest. But what would happen on this night would recall France’s darkest days under Nazi occupation in World War II. Even worse, it would be forgotten.
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