Tag: news literacy

Social media use is evolving for a new generation of teens

As the technology landscape evolves for young people, so do concerns about the impact it is having on their lives.

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Educators unsure: Can students identify fake news?

A new study finds nearly all education leaders are concerned about “students’ inability to gauge the reliability of online news.”

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How media brands affect people’s trust in news

Americans are less trusting of information when they know where it comes from, a new Knight Foundation study finds.

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Study: Local news in small communities is suffering

Media outlets in “news deserts” lack originality, geographic relevance and critical information, according to Duke University research.

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Social media: Changing the way news is consumed

Inaccuracy tops people’s concerns about social media, Pew researchers find.

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Americans have trouble differing fact from opinion, Pew reports

Only 26 percent of U.S. adults could properly distinguish between fact and opinion statements.

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Macon library training fosters community news literacy

Last month I had the pleasure of spending the day in one of the most inviting libraries I’ve ever visited: the Washington branch of the Middle Georgia Public Libraries (MGPL). The stately building opened in 1923 and has been named one of Georgia’s most beautiful public libraries. Cascades of warm natural light make it a […]

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A first look at our community surveys

This week we’re releasing the results from our first batch of community surveys, designed to help newsrooms understand what their communities know about, think about and want from the news. Our McClatchy Co. newsroom partners in Macon, Kansas City and Fresno are looking at the results as they launch experiments in more open and engaged […]

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War On Fake News & The Help of Behavioral Science by Gleb Tsipursky

The Pro-Truth Pledge project is an effort from a group of behavioral scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Ohio State University designed to promote integrity when sharing information on social media. In a blog post on The Conversation, Gleb Tsipursky, who is a co-founder of the project, discusses the positive impact from a small […]

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News Word Associations

Neutral feelings about local news present opportunity to build trust

I say peanut butter, you say jelly; I say hot, you say cold. Word association tells us a relationship exists between two words. We may not know how or why, but we know there’s a connection.  And when it comes to the word “news,” nearly one in five people associate it with the word “fake.” […]

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Summer update: new partnerships to help the demand side

Last week’s series of 110-plus-degree days is a sure sign summer is here in Phoenix, but that isn’t slowing us down in the News Co/Lab. We continue to add to our list of partners as we prepare to launch several news awareness experiments in the coming months. Collaboration is at the core of what we […]

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Media Insight Project’s Americans and the News Media: What they do — and don’t — understand about each other

Journalists have an opportunity to improve trust and communication with the American public through “steps such as transparency, labeling, eliminating jargon, and letting the public participate in the news,” according to findings from the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs. Concurrent surveys of […]

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