Tag: research

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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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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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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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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Transparency: What’s Gone Wrong with Social Media and What Can We Do About It? by Wael Ghonim

In an article from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, Entrepreneurship Fellow Wael Ghonim explores social media’s past and the necessary changes for a future in which social media is a “productive, responsible and ethical force.” He breaks down how social media algorithms that focus on engagement can add to misinformation, filter bubbles and easily consumable content, which is […]

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The Science People See on Social Media by Pew Research Center

  Paul Hitlin and Kenneth Olmstead of the Pew Research Center studied the type of information that the 30 largest science-based Facebook pages posted, and found that people are far more likely to see practical tips and promotions than “new developments in the science, engineering and technology world.” Pat PobletePat Poblete is a graduate student […]

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