In an article from Fast Company, Gloria Origgi raises questions about how the circulation of information has changed in recent years and what questions individuals should consider regarding others’ news judgment. In this digital age, many people trust gatekeepers of information based on their reputation, which can change how closely each individual actually interacts with the news. In the “reputation age, in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated, and commented upon by others,” it is imperative that individuals think critically about where and with whom they place their trust.
Sayo Akao is a senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As a student worker in the News Co/Lab, Akao is assisting the team to create positive change in news literacy through a variety of different approaches.