Support critical thinking as an essential skill for understanding and navigating our complicated world. What’s true? What’s reliable? What’s ethical? The Center for News Literacy helps schools systems, students, and the public through learning and teaching resources about information literacy.

Underwrite our unique international effort for helping burgeoning democracies incorporate the elements of a free press and develop and informed public through the Overseas Partnership Program

Build the online Digital Resource Center – a web-based resource for teachers to use news literacy as a way to teach Civics, English as a Second Language, and Social Studies, among others.

Safeguard our democracy. Support our effort to develop and disseminate free public courses in news literacy, known as MOOCs, so you can understand truth from fiction in our complicated digital information.



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Send a check made out to the Stony Brook Foundation:

School of Communication and Journalism – Center for News Literacy
Stony Brook University
N4004 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1857

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Our Donors

Anonymous Donor

Gifts for creating access to News Literacy curriculum and other resources in burgeoning democracies.


The Atlantic Philanthropies

In support of the 2011 national News Literacy Conference



The Ford Foundation

Investment in national news literacy conferences and teacher training.


The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Funding to create, teach and assess a News Literacy curriculum in a college setting.



The Laurence W. Levine Foundation

In support of the Center for News Literacy



The MacArthur Foundation

Digital development of News Literacy curriculum resources.



The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Support to develop online News Literacy resources, train teachers and create a model program for civics education in Illinois.


New York Community Bank

Scholarships for the best outstanding essay in News Literacy.