Category: blog posts

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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Summer update: new partnerships to help the demand side

Kristy Roschke announces exciting partnerships between libraries and our newsroom partners, as well as some other updates about the lab’s busy summer.

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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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Bringing viewers behind the scenes could be the new normal

Cronkite News’ innovative segment ‘Full Circle’ offers the audience a transparent look at editorial decisions and the search for sources.

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