Co/Lab Blog Posts

API report calls for journalists’ help in improving “news fluency”

Kristy Roschke

May 10, 2018

Journalists can change the way they build stories to create organic news fluency, ​say ​American Press Institute’s Tom Rosenstiel and Jane Elizabeth. ​We agree, of course — ​and applaud​ the way they’ve used “news fluency” as an alternative terminology to news literacy. Whereas literacy implies something one can or can’t do, ​news fluency describes how news users are always […]

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A progress report from the News Co/Lab

Kristy Roschke

May 8, 2018

It has been a jam-packed two months since I joined the News Co/Lab team. I’m impressed by all our co-founders have done to lay a solid foundation for our endeavor, and each day I meet someone or learn something that further convinces me of the importance of, and the many possibilities for, helping people find […]

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Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth by PEN America

Kristy Roschke

January 2, 2018

PEN America, whose mission is to “unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible,” evaluates the phenomena of fake news and society’s response to it in “Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth.” The report examines the strategies employed by tech giants Facebook, Google […]

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