Critical Media Literacy

Engaging Media and Transforming Education

Institutes, Museums, Research Groups and More!

American Press Institute, API. Nonprofit educational group, affiliated with News Media Alliance, that advances an innovative and sustainable news industry by helping publishers understand and engage audiences. News Literacy Curriculum for Educators is API's free curriculum and resources for teaching news literacy.

Civic Online Reasoning (COR), The Stanford History Education Group. Free curriculum, assessments, and resources to support teachers, students, and the general public to "effectively search for, evaluate, and verify social and political information online" that impacts individuals, communities, and our everyday lives. 

Newseum. Interactive museum promoting free expression and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution while tracing the evolution of communication. Online only now; in 1997-2019, it was in Washington, D.C., with 7 stories, 15 theaters and 15 galleries. Browse National Standards, and search EDCollections and EDTools for many historical and news media lesson plans and more!


Publications of All Kinds


The News Literacy Project (NLP). The NLP is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit committed to providing programs and resources for educators and the public to teach and learn about critical analysis of news and information. The NLP's free resource Checkology provides powerful lessons and other resources to increase and practice skills of identifying credible information and more!


  • Disrupted (Khalilah Brown-Dean, Connecticut Public Radio: NPR). Series featuring thematic news topics and current national challenges and social action.
  • Global News (BBC). Daily podcast featuring international news stories occurring twice daily on weekends and 1x per weekend.
  • News Now (NPR). Series featuring local and global news daily in 5 minutes. 
  • Up First (NPR). Series featuring the top three news stories in local and global news daily in 10 minutes.