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How Tech Giants Are Banding Together to Fight Fake News

April 3, 2017

In high school US history, I learned that a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. As a news consumer, like most folks, I want news we can trust. That means standing up for trustworthy news media and learning how to spot clickbait and deceptive news. A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions,… Read more »

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How The Poynter Institute Plans to Help Journalism’s Ethics Problems

December 13, 2016

Guest blog post by Kelly McBride, Poynter Journalism ethics evolve in a way that is unique to an unlicensed profession. Developments in the news industry’s policies and practices are often unpredictable and difficult to bring about. Doctors, lawyers, and accountants have boards and professional groups that create standards, ensure the necessary knowledge is taught, test… Read more »

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Victor: EK-FM youth radio presenter

From Barriers to Benefits: Impact of Community Radio in Western Kenya

September 2, 2016

Earlier this year, we shared a blog post about overcoming barriers to tech and community radio in Western Kenya. This is a follow up about the impact of community radio on Mfangano Island from the folks at Organic Health Response… This year, the Ekialo Kiona Suba Radio (“EK-FM”) officially received a radio license by the… Read more »

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Funding nonprofit journalism? Be Transparent and Do No Harm

July 11, 2016

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come. I've gotten a glimpse of those recommendations, which have been helpful in advancing my own thinking on a topic that’s a really big deal… Read more »

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3 Suggestions From a News Consumer To Improve Today's News

April 8, 2016

I’ve been quietly chatting with editors, publishers, and journalists for over a decade, hearing the same concerns (and not generally not for attribution). Me, I’m only a news consumer, I just want news I can trust. (posted with permission of Scott Adams of Dilbert fame) I was really glad to hear from Erica Berger, writer… Read more »

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Wikipedia and the Year of Science

January 14, 2016

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public. Wikipedia's doing this by connecting higher ed classrooms to the publishing power of Wikipedia. And there's… Read more »

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