Welcome to News Literacy Matters, an online platform dedicated to news about news literacy. We hope this platform will engage our journalism students, faculty and anyone interested in the pursuit of credible information and meaningful conversations about the challenges of finding reliable news in this digital age. Our Home page showcases our latest student and faculty takeaways on news about news literacy and our Q & A posts where journalism faculty answer student questions about news literacy terms, topics, and techniques. Please join the conversation and our community if you’re interested in being your own fact-checker and a more critical consumer of news.


Sissel McCarthy, Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Journalism Program







David Alm, Brooklyn-based writer and editor and Forbes contributor




Coralie Carlson, Social media editor at the CUNY Graduate Center and NBC New York weekend editor


Steve Daly, Author and entertainment industry journalist


Katina Paron, Author of “A NewsHound’s Guide to Student Journalism”