Using facts, not fact-checking, to fight fake news

Editor’s note: Starting next week “Science Friday” will launch a series of resources that they’re calling Science Facts. These resources offer short, shareable facts about scientific issues that are controversial in the general public but are settled for scientists. “Science Friday” produced these resources during a fellowship project at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.  I was recently … Continued

RJI Fellowship to develop shareable resources to combat misinformation about science

Missouri School of Journalism students are working with a New York-based radio show to reduce the misinformation about science on social media and the web.  “Science Friday,” a public radio show, hopes to equip its listeners with socially shareable resources with “just the facts” from scientists, says Christian Skotte, head of digital. This project started … Continued

Reynolds Journalism Institute announces 2017-2018 class of fellows

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has selected six fellowship projects for 2017-2018 that will focus on filter bubbles, bite-size training and business-side analytics. “If you were looking for one word to describe this class, I’d suggest ‘practical,’” said Executive Director Randy Picht. “These projects are built to have an impact from the minute they’re … Continued