Tag: Citizen and community news
Matt Dulin The 21st century has been rough on journalists, particularly at newspapers, where almost half of all newsroom jobs have disappeared since 2008. That shrinking workforce has also been met with rising expectations for producing digital content across multiple platforms. The latest in a line of evolutionary changes affecting the workforce is the concept … Continued
Originally published on Medium Journalists, we need to talk more about the “why” of what we do. What does the profession exist to do? Who do we serve? Why are we doing this story or covering this issue? These questions do not have simple answers, of course. We’re motivated to different degrees by a variety … Continued
Originally published on Medium Trusting News works to empower journalists to demonstrate credibility by helping people understand journalism. Never has that been more important than today. Journalists are heading to work — the day after a mass shooting in a community newsroom — to keep telling stories that improve public life. In fact, the surviving members of the Capital … Continued
Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact, speaks with us about fact-checking, how to get started and why it’s an important part of journalism today. Watch our next segment to see what Missouri residents thought about each of the claims we fact-checked and their opinions on fact-checking websites provided by news organizations.
We interviewed residents in Columbia, Missouri, to see which claims they felt were true or false before we showed them the results of our fact-checking. Does the public feel that fact-checking websites are useful? Watch and see. And explore our fact-checker files in GitHub. In our expert segment, we speak with Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact, about her work and advice … Continued