Category: blog posts

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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A progress report from the News Co/Lab

Kristy Roschke talks about Best Practices, newsroom collaborations, science news literacy and all thats been happening during her first two months at the lab. 

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Rethinking our roles in the war for facts

Newsroom change leader Michele McLellan discusses the role of tools and techniques in advancing news awareness.

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Bea Panel 2018

Journalism educators take on fake news

By Eric Newton and Kristy Roschke At the Broadcast Education Association convention this weekend in Las Vegas, a quartet of back-to-back “power panels” looked at fake news. It was refreshing to see a full room considering the problems of solutions of counterfeit stories in the digital age, but it was also clear there’s a long […]

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Helping people distinguish fact from fiction

(Editor’s note: Newsroom change leader Michele McLellan headed up the News Co/Lab’s reporting on Best Practices. In this, the third of four posts, Michele discusses the role of education in advancing news awareness.) Every day, people on social media like and share information that is either flat-out false or so highly distorted it thoroughly tramples […]

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Engaging with communities is a vital part of providing news

(Editor’s note: Newsroom change leader Michele McLellan headed up the News Co/Lab’s reporting on Best Practices. In this, the second of four posts, Michele discusses the role of engagement in advancing news awareness and increasing journalism credibility.) Transparency — being open about how news is produced — is essential to helping people better understand how […]

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News literacy and engagement are becoming a global affair

(Note: This is a guest post by John Moore, who retired as editor of the Ventura County Star in California in April 2017 after more than 50 years in journalism.) My standard stump speech to community groups about five years ago included the line that the competition for our news organization was everyone in that room […]

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Meet the working group in Macon

In Macon, the working group at The Telegraph and macon.com — with newsroom, library and classroom participants — is considering ideas at the intersection of community, fact-checking, news, transparency and engagement in middle Georgia.  To what extent does the credibility of a news report or newsroom depend upon these emerging best practices? The working group […]

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Best Practices: What we are Learning

(Editor’s note: Newsroom change leader Michele McLellan headed up the News Co/Lab’s reporting on Best Practices. We defined best practices as tools or techniques that improve news and at the same time help people (including journalists themselves) better understand how news works in the digital age. In this, the first of four posts, Michele discusses […]

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Why the upcoming age of fraudulent videos is dangerous, and what we can do about it

We recently did a Q&A with ASU Now, the daily newletter, about the very worrisome probability that phony videos will soon inject even more poison into our information ecosystem. We’re reposting it here, with permission: Fake news videos aren’t new, but they are on the rise and more realistic than ever due to technological advances. […]

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