News Literacy

Post Date: Mon, March 23, 2020

A resource implemented earlier this year by the  Library on its computers is temporarily available for you to use at home for free. NewsGuard can help sift through the news of today and sort fact from fiction – from reports about the upcoming election to updates about the novel coronavirus. The browser extension provides credibility ratings and “Nutrition Label” reviews of thousands of news and information websites, indicating which sources are generally trustworthy, and which have been found to spread misinformation.  NewsGuard has temporarily removed its paywall until July 1, meaning anyone can add the service at home to see the most up to date, accurate news possible related to COVID-19.

Post Date: Wed, January 12, 2022

How do you thoughtfully consume news and information? As part of National News Literacy Week (January 24-28, 2022), the Library hosts a virtual series of conversations with local journalists, covering the topics of democracy, disinformation, and distrust. You can also find out how your library card gives you free access to digital newspapers, magazines, and other information resources.

Post Date: Wed, January 18, 2023

The Kansas City Public Library wants to help the community get and stay informed with its participation in National News Literacy Week 2023. The initiative, led by the News Literacy Project and E.W. Scripps, runs from January 23-27 and promotes news literacy as a vital life skill.