Cutter: How can we maintain a free press? Let’s start by teaching news media literacy

The Colorado Sun: Our decisions — whether they concern which products to buy, which ballot measure to support or which candidate to vote for — are only as good as the information we use to inform them.

This past week, Jan. 27-31, was declared as National News Literacy Week by the News Literacy Project. The goal is to raise awareness of news literacy as a fundamental life skill and to promote the tools and information people need to become fully news-literate.

As a former communications professional and current lawmaker who has championed and advocated the concept of media literacy in both roles, I applaud this effort.

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