Co/Lab Blog Posts

News Word Associations Final

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

Kristy Roschke

July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018 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. The News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with support from Google Surveys, […]

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News Word Associations

Neutral feelings about local news present opportunity to build trust

Kristy Roschke

I say peanut butter, you say jelly; I say hot, you say cold. Word association tells us a relationship exists between two words. We may not know how or why, but we know there’s a connection.  And when it comes to the word “news,” nearly one in five people associate it with the word “fake.” […]

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News Word Associations

Survey Results: News, local news and opinion

Kristy Roschke

A survey by the News Co/Lab at Arizona State University and Google Surveys. Executive Summary  |  Charts and Detail  |  Methodology  |  Topline Results   Executive Summary The News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite  School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with help from Google Surveys, polled more than 6,000 U.S.-based web users from […]

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Summer update: new partnerships to help the demand side

Kristy Roschke

June 18, 2018

Last week’s series of 110-plus-degree days is a sure sign summer is here in Phoenix, but that isn’t slowing us down in the News Co/Lab. We continue to add to our list of partners as we prepare to launch several news awareness experiments in the coming months. Collaboration is at the core of what we […]

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

Kristy Roschke

June 14, 2018

Journalists have an opportunity to improve trust and communication with the American public through “steps such as transparency, labeling, eliminating jargon, and letting the public participate in the news,” according to findings from the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs. Concurrent surveys of […]

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Bad News game

News games: engaging tools for fighting misinformation

Kristy Roschke

June 1, 2018

The purpose of Bad News is to gain a social media following while earning six different badges like Emotion and Impersonation. Once a user sets up a fake account he/she can use bots and memes to reach more followers. The game explains these terms before presenting the options. The game always presents different options and […]

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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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