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The Doublespeak Award
Prior to 2022, NCTE annually awarded a single Doublespeak Award example of duplicitous and deceptive language. Click here to see a list of previous recipients. In 2022, the NCTE Executive Committee decided that the organization will produce an annual list of multiple examples of such language from a public spokesperson or group, to be called The Year in Doublespeak. In addition to identifying examples, the committee will contribute to our ReadWriteThink platform to house and peer-reviewed lesson plans and other pedagogical resources that make use of the identified examples. This work will help literacy instructors to continue teaching students about and to participate in public language. This will begin in 2023.
The Committee welcomes nominations for the Orwell Award, which honors an author, editor, or producer of a print or non-print work that contributes to honesty and clarity in public language.