Arming the Young Against Fake News – and More

The issue of teaching news literacy to students and adults “is in hyper drive now,” said Katherine Schulten, editor of The New York Times Learning Network, a program that has offered free teaching resources involving the news since 1998.

News literacy is more than just the ability to tell fake stories from real ones. More and more teachers are asking Schulten for resources to help students discern what sources are reliable. “My daily job is to get kids to think critically,” Schulten said.

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