Author: Molly Stellino

Accessing, analyzing and acting on news (and elections)

News Co/Lab Research Aid Molly Stellino reflects on links between media literacy and young voters.

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The information rich will get richer and the information poor will get poorer, Oxford reports

Tabloid news has a higher reach amongst low-income individuals, suggesting misinformation disproportionately affects poorer people.

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Shortcut Roundup: Quick guides to become media literate

We compiled a list of nine useful acronyms and easy-to-remember questions that make media literacy easy.

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Disease is now transmitted via Facebook statuses and Google results

“Misinfodemics” are a threat to public health. Learn why journalists, scientists and tech companies need to work to stop its spread.

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Education Roundup: Tools for teaching media literacy

We outline six resources for educators to teach their students media literacy skills. Step into the virtual classroom to guide the digital citizens of the future.

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Communities identify the 6 qualities newsrooms need to earn trust

Newsrooms should become more authentic, diverse and positive to gain the public’s trust, according to community conversations.

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How media brands affect people’s trust in news

Americans are less trusting of information when they know where it comes from, a new Knight Foundation study finds.

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Study: Local news in small communities is suffering

Media outlets in “news deserts” lack originality, geographic relevance and critical information, according to Duke University research.

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Americans have trouble differing fact from opinion, Pew reports

Only 26 percent of U.S. adults could properly distinguish between fact and opinion statements.

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Social media platforms’ business model promotes misinformation

Transparency can no longer be a choice for social media platforms, the Shorenstein Center argues. That boils down to companies sharing more data with the public.

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