Category: blog posts

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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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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Telling the community’s story through food

The Center for Collaborative Journalism’s Sonya Green explains how food writers are addressing crucial challenges in their communities.

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My data diary: A decade of changes on Facebook and in life

Ten years after joining social media, Sayo Akao learned a fundamental lesson in the fight against fake news: When we know better, we do better.

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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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A first look at our community surveys

Our community surveys provide insight about the public’s perception of local news organizations and their ability to differentiate fact from opinion.

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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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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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