The News Literacy Summit is funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, whose Why News Matters initiative is investing $6-million in news literacy programs between 2013-15.
The McCormick Foundation awarded a grant to The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a global leader in journalism education, to organize this national News Literacy Summit. Poynter hosted a news literacy conference in 2008, and McCormick envisioned this summit as an opportunity to review lessons learned in the last five years and to gather the best minds to put in place measures to ensure the movement’s growth.
Special thanks to these partners, who are assisting with the summit program:
* American Society of News Editors, dedicated to the leadership of American journalism since 1922
Extra special thanks to these funders for their support of this summit:
* The Ford Foundation