Author: Kristy Roschke

Kristy Roschke, managing director of the ASU News Co/Lab, is a media scholar and educator. She previously served as executive director of KJZZ – SPOT 127 Youth Media Center, a community initiative of the Phoenix NPR member station that mentors and empowers the next-generation of digital storytellers. Articles    kristy.roschke@asu.edu

Journalists: We need you as guides in the information wilderness

A journalist’s job isn’t just to provide information. They can also help people find better information on their own — and in doing so help to curb the spread of misinformation.

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Survey: Education, attitude matter when detecting fake headlines – news release

Our latest research finds that people with higher education levels and more positive attitudes about news can more easily spot fake headlines.

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Ratings of News Orgs

How the public, news sources, and journalists think about news in three communities

Are some people more easily fooled than others by fake headlines? Do newsrooms, news sources and the public agree on the trustworthiness of local news? Read our latest report.

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Macon library training fosters community news literacy

Kristy Roschke visited the Washington branch of the Middle Georgia Public Libraries to help librarians become news literacy educators.

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Boosting community news literacy: AEJMC presentation

Dan and Kristy discussed the importance of promoting community news literacy and engagement at the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Washington D.C. 

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‘A journalist should step correct:’ Building trust in local news, Columbia Journalism Review

“‘A journalist should step correct:’ Building trust in local news” provides a useful summary of months of assessment and conversation about local journalism with two demographically different neighborhoods in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Four fellows at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism developed a participatory process for workshops comprising residents, community leaders, educators and journalists, […]

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New survey: Local news isn’t ‘fake’ – news release

A new national survey shows that although nearly one in five Americans immediately associate the word “news” with the word “fake,” only a tiny number use that word to describe local news.

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Neutral feelings about local news present opportunity to build trust

Our community surveys found that only three percent of people associate local news with “fake.”

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Survey Results: News, local news and opinion

News Co/Lab’s survey results found that people who associate the words ‘news’ or ‘local news’ with the word ‘fake’ have a more difficult time separating fact from opinion.

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Summer update: new partnerships to help the demand side

Kristy Roschke announces exciting partnerships between libraries and our newsroom partners, as well as some other updates about the lab’s busy summer.

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Media Insight Project’s Americans and the News Media: What they do — and don’t — understand about each other

The public believes the current media landscape is dominated by opinion, and that journalists have low expectations of their audiences’ knowledge of how news works.

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News games: engaging tools for fighting misinformation

These five entertaining games teach media literacy skills in a fun and playable format.

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