Category: blog posts

Helping corrections catch up to mistakes in a social media world

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a column that turned out to be wrong. What happened next was the catalyst for an experiment in journalistic transparency that we believe has huge potential.

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Local news can lead in promoting engaged journalism

Engaged journalism is better when it also boosts community news fluency.

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Can “the literacies” get it together?

By working together, the disciplines can distill the key fundamentals of finding, understanding, acting on and creating news and information in the digital age.

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“New literacies” — can we agree on the basics?

It’s all about the capacity to find, understand, act on and create digital news and information. Agreement on the basics is a first step toward collaborating to expand 21st century literacies.

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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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