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Mistakes, Misinformation and Media Accuracy and Balance

Media credibility can be lost when ethical guidelines are ignored, when a member of the media fabricates quotations and other information, plagiarizes from the work of others, and exaggerates one’s experience.


We examine those who have failed to be ethical, and we review the ways The Washington Post provides accuracy, balance, clarity and transparency.

NIE Curriculum Guides

Primary documents — including diaries, photographs and eyewitness accounts — provide insight into the history of slavery in the District of Columbia and Lincoln's decision to end slavery in D.C. 

Public transportation ranks high on the list of priorities for local, state and national leaders.  We begin with the decision to walk, bike, drive or take mass transit. Then through Post news, opinion, photography and informational graphics, we engage students in discussion, debate, and research of gas taxes, infrastructure management, congestion abatement, environmental impact and safe travel now and in their future. 

Media informs the public of events and situations that occur at home and around the globe. Couched within the news and features are problems to be solved and opportunities for adults and children to make a difference.

As Grant and Lee raise their hats to each other, the war is over and reunification has begun. The last of The Washington Post's Civil War supplements reports on the final engagements and reflects on war's impact on our present. Students are asked to map troop movement, report on the last year of war, and consider the conflicting loyalties in D.C. that result in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.