Category: blog posts

NiemanLab predictions we’re reading in the News Co/Lab

What does 2019 hold for journalism? Kristy Roschke rounds up 15 insightful NiemanLab predictions in misinformation, engagement, transparency and research.

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Understanding news? We’re not even close

This blog post is an updated excerpt of News Co/Lab co-founder Eric Newton’s report to the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy.

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Can AI help discern fact from fake on social media?

Researchers at ASU’s Data Mining and Machine Learning Lab are pairing artificial intelligence and journalism expertise to better detect misinformation.

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Helping people see the workings of news: But how?

Should newsrooms help people understand how news works? Yes, said 75 percent of the journalists we surveyed with the Center for Media Engagement.

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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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Why community engagement is at the heart of this reporter’s job

“We’re all members of this community we call home, and we all deserve an opportunity to speak up when we have something to say and listen when we have something to learn.”

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You are what you read: Why a balanced information diet matters

Technology should enable today’s news consumers to have a robust, fortifying information diet. But, it’s up to us to investigate where our news comes from and to build a menu of varied, balanced sources.

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In a political year, Fresno Bee used transparency and conversation to help community understand journalism, and itself

Editor Joe Kieta: “We want to be transparent about how The Bee creates its journalism.”

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KCQ, explainers and more: Kansas City Star goes deeper into transparency and engagement

Journalistic engagement and transparency are essential parts of improving local news ecosystems, to help communities better understand journalism and to help journalists better understand their communities. Here’s how one newsroom is doing it.

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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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Journalists, the public don’t agree on the facts of news — but they could

The newsroom-community gap is huge. But there’s still hope, Eric Newton explains. It starts with helping people better understand the news, but it doesn’t end there.

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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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