News Features

News Highlights SPJ's Quill Magazine How news literacy programs can help journalists earn back trust   (March 12, 2018) CNL’s executive director Howard Schneider argues the value of news literacy programs in his feature from the March 2018 issue of SPJ’s Quill magazine.  NewsCo/Lab Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication (March […]

News Archive

SBU News Literacy News Archive  WGLT 89.1FM: Illinois Teachers Get Lesson in News Literacy (December 14, 2017) EducationDIVE:Schools fight spread of ‘fake news’ through news literacy lessons (October 24, 2017) The University Network:Universities Introduce Media Literacy Courses to Combat Fake News (July 2017) Poynter:Knight Foundation awards $1 million to projects aimed at fighting misinformation (June 22, […]


Conference seeks to bolster collaboration between News Literacy teachers at home and abroad BY JESSICA CHIN The first global academic summit on fighting fake news brought together more than 40 educators from eight countries at Stony Brook University to discuss the future of News Literacy education in the age of fake news. Stony Brook University’s […]

New study on News Literacy evaluates the Stony Brook course

June 29, 2017 Can students be taught how to find reliable information in the tsunami of social media postings that inundates them every hour of every day? A recent study provides encouraging evidence of the positive impact of Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s News Literacy curriculum. Writing in the Summer 2017 issue of Journalism & […]

Stony Brook’s Center for News Literacy launches groundbreaking MOOC

Six-week online course helps consumers decipher fake news from reliable information STONY BROOK, NY, USA – December 12, 2016  – How can you find reliable information in a flood of fake news, propaganda and advertising all dressed up to look like real journalism? How can modern societies thrive if their citizens are misinformed about topics […]

Global Survey of News Literacy Students

In January 2016 the Stony Brook Center for News Literacy and several of its partners distributed a Global Survey to their students. More than 300 students responded, providing insight into their news-consumption habits, attitudes toward the news media, and confidence in their ability to find accurate information. Louisiana State University, Hong Kong University, Higher School […]