Tag: transparency

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

The public believes the current media landscape is dominated by opinion, and that journalists have low expectations of their audiences’ knowledge of how news works.

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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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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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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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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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Kansas City update: corrections, FAQ, and more

If transparency is an essential principle for a news organization, nowhere is that more important than in how it handles corrections. A team at The Kansas City Star aims to help their newsroom be a leader in the news industry in doing this right. Before I tell you more, meet the members of a Star […]

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