Bites Media

democracy requires engagement

Students are the key



Bites Media is a news and information platform for students and educators.

Student engagement is just the beginning. Bites is on a mission to strengthen democracy by making the news more accessible.


Access Authentic, Engaging Content 

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Every Bites article follows the same, bullet notation to get multiple sources and multiple perspectives into one, student-friendly article.

Use Data to Differentiate

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Gain insights into how much time each student spends reading, listening, watching, or viewing.

Each article includes a comprehension quiz so you can quickly understand if students are understanding the material and if their preferred method is impacting their comprehension.

Shape the Next Generation 

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Empower middle and high school students with real-world, relatable content that draws explicit connections between classroom lessons and current events.

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I really like how both sides are presented in good faith. A lot of websites are more one sided, or present one side more than the other...

Student, Washington, D.C.

Bites Media connects credible, high standard media reporting on current events with 'why it matters' to democracy and citizenship, supporting students with developing critical media literacy skills and helping tomorrow's leaders be more informed citizens today.

High School Librarian, Salisbury, MD

Parents want straightforward things that kids will not get stuck on when they go online. Trust me: Bites has it!

Parent, Boston, MA

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"Bites Media manages to tackle controversial topics without telling teens what to think, 

empowering them to think critically, source information effectively, and consider different viewpoints."

Read the Common Sense Education review




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Partner Spotlight:

Anti-Defamation League Education and Bites Media                      


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Strengthening Our Democracy: Civic Participation in the 21st Century


Strengthening Our Democracy is a comprehensive one-semester curriculum for high school civics educators from ADL Education.

The curriculum includes 80 timely lesson plans that encourage students to understand their role in government and society, to actively engage in their communities, and to center around the pillars of anti-bias.

Each lesson links to Bites Media articles to cement the real-world application to the skills and knowledge learned.


Learn more about the FREE civics curriculum and start using it today!



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how to integrate our articles with their classroom tools and at-home supports



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