Author: Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor is a longtime participant in new media and digital media literacy. He’s author of the 2009 book, Mediactive, discussing media literacy in the digital age from a journalist’s perspective. Articles  dan.gillmor@asu.edu    Bio

An update on our journalistic corrections initiative

What happens when you get people from major news organizations, tech platform companies and academia together to talk about journalistic corrections and how to make them more effective in a digital media environment?

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Welcoming Ted Han to the News Co/Lab corrections initiative

The former DocumentCloud technical director is developing a browser-based application journalists can use to better share corrections.

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Bringing news corrections further into the Digital Age: a new project

The ASU News Co/Lab is going deep on corrections. Not jails and prisons, but the mea culpas journalists offer when they’ve erred in their public work.

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McClatchy launches story-level feature to boost journalistic transparency

Discover how a major news company has built a new CMS tool to help its journalists make a transparent leap forward.

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Helping corrections catch up to mistakes in a social media world

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a column that turned out to be wrong. What happened next was the catalyst for an experiment in journalistic transparency that we believe has huge potential.

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In a political year, Fresno Bee used transparency and conversation to help community understand journalism, and itself

Editor Joe Kieta: “We want to be transparent about how The Bee creates its journalism.”

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KCQ, explainers and more: Kansas City Star goes deeper into transparency and engagement

Journalistic engagement and transparency are essential parts of improving local news ecosystems, to help communities better understand journalism and to help journalists better understand their communities. Here’s how one newsroom is doing it.

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Why the upcoming age of fraudulent videos is dangerous, and what we can do about it

We recently did a Q&A with ASU Now, the daily newletter, about the very worrisome probability that phony videos will soon inject even more poison into our information ecosystem. We’re reposting it here, with permission: Fake news videos aren’t new, but they are on the rise and more realistic than ever due to technological advances. […]

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How do people who are sources for journalists see the news?

As we move forward with our newsroom project — working with journalists and community members to boost the community information ecosystem — we’re doing some research beforehand. We’re posting a draft today of the third of three surveys. The first is aimed at measuring a community’s news “awareness,” as we’re putting it. The second looks […]

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Do journalists think they should help communities understand news?

We’re posting a draft today of the second of three surveys. The first one, previously shared, seeks to gauge community “news awareness,” as we’re putting it. This second one is about what the people in the newsroom know, and how they feel, about some principles we’re trying to help them put into practice. We’re looking […]

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Kristy Roschke, Managing Director

Good news for us! The News Co/Lab has named its first managing director, Kristy Roschke. The details are in the press release, which you’ll find below. But I wanted to say a few words about why I’m so jazzed that she is joining us. Kristy has all kinds of relevant skills and knowledge: education, project […]

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Fake videos are coming; are we ready?

In the ASU Now daily newsletter, Eric and I answered some questions about the coming plague of videos that have been faked to show things that didn’t actually happen. We’re worried, but there are ways we — as a society — can and must fight back. Here’s what we had to say. Dan GillmorDan Gillmor […]

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