Category: blog posts

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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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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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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