Author: Eric Newton

Eric Newton is a global leader in the digital transformation of news and a key figure in the creation of news literacy. As the Innovation Chief, he drives change and experimentation at Cronkite News, the news division for Arizona PBS. Articles     eric.e.newton@asu.edu     Bio

Moving as one toward bigger ‘new literacy’ goals

Eric Newton outlines 11 goals for news and media literacy — goals necessary to meet the challenges of the modern world.

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Can “the literacies” get it together?

By working together, the disciplines can distill the key fundamentals of finding, understanding, acting on and creating news and information in the digital age.

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“New literacies” — can we agree on the basics?

It’s all about the capacity to find, understand, act on and create digital news and information. Agreement on the basics is a first step toward collaborating to expand 21st century literacies.

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Understanding news? We’re not even close

This blog post is an updated excerpt of News Co/Lab co-founder Eric Newton’s report to the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy.

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Helping people see the workings of news: But how?

Should newsrooms help people understand how news works? Yes, said 75 percent of the journalists we surveyed with the Center for Media Engagement.

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Journalists, the public don’t agree on the facts of news — but they could

The newsroom-community gap is huge. But there’s still hope, Eric Newton explains. It starts with helping people better understand the news, but it doesn’t end there.

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A first look at our community surveys

Our community surveys provide insight about the public’s perception of local news organizations and their ability to differentiate fact from opinion.

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Journalism educators take on fake news

By Eric Newton and Kristy Roschke At the Broadcast Education Association convention this weekend in Las Vegas, a quartet of back-to-back “power panels” looked at fake news. It was refreshing to see a full room considering the problems of solutions of counterfeit stories in the digital age, but it was also clear there’s a long […]

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Meet the working group in Macon

In Macon, the working group at The Telegraph and macon.com — with newsroom, library and classroom participants — is considering ideas at the intersection of community, fact-checking, news, transparency and engagement in middle Georgia.  To what extent does the credibility of a news report or newsroom depend upon these emerging best practices? The working group […]

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