Author: Pat Poblete

Pat Poblete is a graduate student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University studying broadcast journalism. Articles

Applying what I’ve learned in the News Co/Lab

Pat Poblete reflects on lesson’s he’s learned during his time at the lab, including the prevalence of motivated reasoning, the impact of science misinformation and the importance of transparency between journalists and their community.

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The Science People See on Social Media by Pew Research Center

  Paul Hitlin and Kenneth Olmstead of the Pew Research Center studied the type of information that the 30 largest science-based Facebook pages posted, and found that people are far more likely to see practical tips and promotions than “new developments in the science, engineering and technology world.” Pat PobletePat Poblete is a graduate student […]

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Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature by Hewlett Foundation

In this review of scientific literature, the Hewlett Foundation offers an overview of what is known about the relationship between social media, political polarization and political disinformation, and addresses opportunities to close gaps in the research. The report is a useful tool for researchers, educators and journalism practitioners interested in the intersection of social media, […]

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Truth Decay by RAND Corporation

Truth Decay, a report from the RAND Corporation, details the “diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life.” The report identifies and details four trends that contribute to the erosion of civil discourse: increasing disagreement about facts and analytical interpretations of facts and data, a blurring of the line between opinion and fact, […]

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Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone Of Civic Online Reasoning by The Stanford History Education Group

The Stanford History Education Group conducted educational assessments across the country to measure civic online reasoning that found that “young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.” The report provides examples of the assessments used in the study that teachers can replicate as both […]

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