News Literacy

Inmate reading News Inside.

Sending news behind bars

News Inside is a free print magazine specifically made for incarcerated people.

 | Jamal Andress

Adam Symson sits down with Christian Bryant.

E.W. Scripps CEO shares his thoughts on the changing news industry

Adam Symson sits down with Scripps News' Christian Bryant to explore news industry challenges and why he has hope for the future of media.

 | Scripps News Staff

Scripps News' studio is shown while filming "The Why."

How do you make a news story? Here's our step-by-step process

Scripps News pulls back the curtain on how we create a story from start to finish, from an idea to your screen.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Two people watch the news on TV.

Is the news too negative?

Many Americans say they avoid the news because it's often negative, but research shows humans tend to be more attentive to bad news.

 | Scripps News Staff

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaks with the media.

News trust is highest in Finland. Can the US learn from that?

Finland reports the highest levels of news trust among its public in the world. Why don't other countries have similar public opinion?

 | Ben Schamisso

A person presents the news on camera.

Why don't Americans trust the media?

On National News Literacy Week, media experts share where the mistrust in media likely came from and how to know which outlets to trust.

 | Scripps News Staff

Woman reading newspaper.

US newspapers continue to die at a rapid rate

Around 7% of America's counties now have no local news outlets, and around 20% are at risk of their communities becoming news deserts.

 | Tammy Estwick

Man on computer in a coffee shop

Why You Should Question The News You Consume

With misinformation spreading like wildfire, Newsy takes part in News Literacy Week to help people make informed decisions on the news they consume.

 | Scripps News Staff

Charlotte Hampton and Isabel Tribe

Teen Organization Promotes News Literacy Among Younger Generations

Charlotte Hampton and Isabel Tribe co-founded Teens for Press Freedom to promote freedom of the press and factual literacy among young people.

 | Scripps News Staff

Two people online browsing.

Company Created Tool To Identify Trusted News Sources

NewsGuard is a tool that rates certain websites on its trustworthiness as an accredited source.

 | Scripps News Staff

Students on computers in class

Helping Young People Separate Fact From Fiction

Experts say there's a misconception that just because young people are proficient at using digital devices, they're also good at making sense of info.

 | Ash-Har Quraishi

newslit.org literacy promotion

Fact Or Opinion: The Importance Of Understanding Your News

National News Literacy Week promotes the importance of identifying credible news in order to stop misinformation from spreading.

 | Scripps News Staff

Newsy poll: Americans say Facebook is biggest source of misinformation

A Newsy/YouGov poll found Americans trust journalists over family and friends as trustworthy sources of news.

Group gathers for protest

Experts Warn Misinformation Campaigns Are On The Rise

Some protests that erupted during the pandemic were led by astroturfing campaigns.

 | Scripps

Chicago neighborhood

The Impact Of Misinformation On Minority Communities

A Chicago-based coalition is using facts to fight misinformation in Latino immigrant communities.

 | Scripps

Examples of misinformational posts

Taking A Look At Manipulated Images On Social Media

Newsy looked through thousands of fact-checked posts on social media to help you better spot manipulated content.

 | Mark Fahey and Rosie Cima

Blocks spell out "FACT"

Tips To Separate Fact From Fiction In Your Newsfeed

Fact checking organizations help people determine what information is trustworthy.

 | Scripps

Hundreds of "local news" sites with partisan backers are mapped in the United States

These Websites 'Masquerade' As Local News, Share Partisan Messages

One media expert told Newsy more and more news sites with local-sounding names only "masquerade as a local news organization."

 | Mark Greenblatt and Lauren Knapp