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Mellon Foundation Backs Initiative to Support Media Literacy

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s blog post, “How the Humanities Can Bridge the Political Divide,” discusses (Press)ed, a six-part podcast on The Public’s Radio in Providence, R.I., that started in late 2018. Designed to highlight the importance of journalism and the humanities in democracy, it was produced for Democracy and the Informed Citizen (“a nationwide initiative to promote media literacy and bolster public trust in journalism”) and supported by the Mellon Foundation.

“The humanities can provide historical context that helps make sense of the questions that are raised when we’re thinking about the reliability of news sources,” says Esther Mackintosh, president of the Federation of State Humanities Councils, which runs Democracy and the Informed Citizen. “Really good journalism does that too, but it’s the specialty of the humanities to set these contexts and to look at the larger world, not just the immediate world.”

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