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. This year’s focus is trust, including what makes information and sources trustworthy or credible and why trust is important in news consumption.
Join the Library and local journalists for a virtual panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 27.
All the News You Can Use — Free with Your Library Card
No paywalls, no subscriptions -- your Kansas City Public Library card gives you free access to popular newspapers and magazines, online news services, and other resources. Don't have a library card? Get one today!
- PressReader provides a single platform where you have unlimited access to over 6,000 newspapers and magazines from around the world, in 60-plus languages.
- Read the latest headlines and dive into in-depth reporting with a free access pass to The New York Times (NYTimes.com).
- For local reporting, browse issues of The Kansas City Star, get paywall-free access to the Kansas City Business Journal, and read stories from Kansas City Hispanic News.
- NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. Browse publications’ archives, explore trending topics, and even find classroom lesson plans based on daily headlines.
- Find more digital magazines and newspapers available to you through our Digital Branch, or search all of our news databases.
Books & Other Resources
Browse a collection of books, databases, and websites that highlight themes of news, media, and the importance of finding reputable and reliable sources of information.
Watch on Kanopy
The Kanopy film streaming service offers a number of documentaries and films about media, news, and journalism. Check out these titles and more that explore topics of news literacy.