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The Charlotte Observer

Lauren Lindstrom

4 April 2020

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States

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In North Carolina's Mecklenburg County, Spanish is more commonly spoken than English, yet information about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic wasn't being translated from English before being distributed. To address th...

New Hampshire Business Review

Peter Nakos

2 April 2020

Rochester, New Hampshire, United States

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The Rochester School District in New Hampshire has figured out a way to connect students with limited or no internet access during the pandemic—school bus hotspots. The school district has equipped nine school buses w...

ProPublica

Jodi S. Cohen

27 March 2020

Campbell Hill, Illinois, United States

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Illinois’ rural Trico school district didn’t have access to remote learning technology, so they turned to paper. With closure as the response to COVID-19, teachers and administrators had to find ways to cope in a regi...

NPR

Sam Gringlas

27 March 2020

Maryland, United States

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Senior centers in Maryland are offering media literacy courses to discuss fact-checking and how to spot fake news stories online. A recent study by researchers at Princeton and NYU found that Facebook users over 65 a...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Rodion Ebbighausen

26 March 2020

Vietnam

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South Korea's response to the coronavirus has been held up as exemplary. How is Vietnam achieving similar results with fewer resources and a smaller budget?

The Eagle-Tribune

Pat Grossmith

23 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Many counties in New Hampshire are addressing the digital divide by loaning laptops to students without access to a computer at home and providing paper assignments to students who don’t have access to the internet. T...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Anastasia Moloney

7 March 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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The underrepresentation of women in technology and computer science has led to the creation of Geochicas, a group of women who recruit and train female, open source mappers across the world. Open source mapping is a m...

WHYY

Min Xian

3 March 2020

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Rural Broadband Cooperative took matters into its own hands after local and state politicians failed to provide high-speed internet for their rural Pennsylvania county. Telecommunications companies did not conside...

FastCompany

Steven Melendez

2 March 2020

United States

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The freewheeling discussion platform Reddit has spawned many conspiracy theories, but it also plays host to anti-disinformation activists. By striking back at those who spread propaganda and potentially harmful disinf...

The New York Times

Alina Tugend

20 February 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Some schools are formally adding media literacy education to their curricula. Lessons train students to spot fake news and navigate the non-stop media cycle.

The Marshall Project

Keri Blakinger

11 February 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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Around the United States, news organizations are taking a new approach to the use of mugshots in their crime reporting. While still the norm in many places, newsrooms like the Houston Chronicle have stopped publishing...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

29 January 2020

Helinski, Finland

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Building successful resistance to fake information begins with primary education. Finland’s national school curriculum encourages information and media literacy along with critical thinking. The pilot program consists...

The Denver Post

Elizabeth Hernandez

28 December 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Eliminating overdue fines at libraries allows low-income patrons to reengage with public resources. The Denver Public Library replaced fines with a lending restriction, meaning that patrons could only check out new it...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

27 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Allowing news consumers to more carefully vet media outlets can help stem the proliferation of fake news. NewsGuard, a web browser plug-in gives users a “nutrition label” for news websites by ranking them on a scale o...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 December 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Ahmed Albasheer is an Iraqi journalist who uses a combination of humor and grassroots organizing to teach youth in Iraq and across the world about their government's corruption with his show, "The Albasheer Show.” He ...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

8 November 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Over the past dozen years, The Commercial Appeal, once the top morning newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee, slowly succumbed to the same ownership changes and downsizing that has plagued numerous other local papers across...

Poynter

Barbara Allen

8 November 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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Non-partisan, watchdog journalism has formed a financially healthy platform for Texas Tribune in its first decade, filling a public-interest gap left by shrinkage in the number of statehouse reporters from 95 in 1989 ...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

16 October 2019

Harvard, Massachusetts, United States

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All over the country, budgets for local newspapers are drying up and these small institutions are dying with them. But in Harvard, Massachusetts (which has no connection with the university), one local paper may have ...

The Guardian

Olivia Cuthbert

8 October 2019

Mosul, Iraq

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Disseminating knowledge means making websites, articles, and books available in more languages beyond English. A partnership between students at the University of Mosul and the nonprofit, Ideas Beyond Borders (IBB), i...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

26 September 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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The Media and Climate Change Observatory at the University of Colorado - Boulder has been tracking media coverage of climate change in an effort to improve and provide analysis of it. As awareness of the climate crisi...

Pioneers Post

Pedro Lira

26 July 2019

Brazil

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Promoting more diverse and inclusive narratives takes a publisher interested more in social purpose than profits. Vira Letra, and independent publisher in Brazil, has employed a cost and profit-sharing business model ...

Columbia Journalism Review

Chip Scanlan

23 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia Inquirer reporter-columnist Helen Ubiñas launched a series of pop-up newsrooms to talk to people in neighborhoods that usually only attract fleeting news coverage over violence and other problems. Ubiñas'...

DataJournalism.com

Brent Walth

27 June 2019

United States

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Fact-based, data-driven, and solution-oriented journalism can shift the media paradigm from asking “what” to asking “how.” Solutions journalism, known also as constructive journalism in Europe, focuses on data and evi...

News Beat

Abbie Vansickle

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4 June 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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Following a Supreme Court mandate requiring California to address prison overcrowding, the state has taken numerous initiatives to reduce sentences, relocate inmates, set higher accountability measures for law enforce...

CNN

Eliza Mackintosh

18 May 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Teaching students to fact check encourages resilience and builds resistance to the post-truth phenomenon. In Finland, a school curriculum implemented at the national level equips elementary and high school students wi...

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