Knowing how to properly research is a skill that a journalist picks up over time. Barrett Bonella, a professor at Weber State University, is attempting to teach her students how to become informed consumers in her Social Work Research course. In an entire paper, her students compare a popular scientific finding and a New York Times article on the same subject, with the goal of realizing different biases and gaining an understanding of what information they can rely on and trust. Here , The New York Times in Education spotlights her strategy and plenty of other valuable strategies, available for anyone to read through on their site!
Sayo Akao is a recent graduate from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As digital communication specialist in the News Co/Lab, Akao is assisting the team to create positive change in news literacy through a variety of different approaches.