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Kristen Hare

23 April 2020

United States

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Since launching in 2017, the nonprofit Report For America has subsidized hundreds of journalists' salaries to rebuild local-news outlets' ability to provide trusted news coverage of local public affairs. Though there ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Columbia Journalism Review

Tony Biasotti

27 March 2019

California, United States

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When a new California law unlocked the disciplinary records on misconduct from 700 police agencies statewide, competing news organizations formed the California Reporting Project to accomplish as a team what would hav...

NPR

Sasha Ingber

22 March 2019

Mariupol, Ukraine

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In Ukraine, IREX has developed its Listen to Discern program, which trains students how to separate fact from fiction and overall media literacy. Through methods like reverse image searching and photo forensics, teach...

The Guardian

Julia Carrie Wong

21 February 2019

California, United States

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Correcting "data voids," which provide the space for conspiracies to flourish online, requires online platforms to take active measures against misinformation. In the face of digital marketing incentive structures and...

Pacific Standard

Mark Oprea

15 February 2019

Mexico

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Independent journalists and upstart news organizations in Mexico have banded together to counter potentially deadly or disruptive fake news with a highly organized fact-checking campaign calling itself Verificado. Bes...

Christian Science Monitor

Eoin O'Carroll

7 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Human-based fact checking offers a more dynamic and thorough way to determine the credibility of news outlets than the use of machine learning software. Although humans are still prone to implicit biases, NewsGuard’s ...

The Outline

Brandon Soderberg

30 January 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Where rental stores couldn’t compete, non-profits step in to preserve physical media in the digital age. Despite promises of unlimited access to media, online streaming services have actually reduced the variety of fi...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

29 January 2019

Poland

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Publishing various perspectives fosters civic discourse. In Poland, Projekt Spiecie addresses the challenge of ideological isolation by creating a network of magazines across the political spectrum that all agree to p...

Politico

Max Blau

24 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Strengthening the link between local journalism and civic engagement lends a voice to communities long underrepresented. Chicago’s City Bureau brings the newsroom out to neighborhoods and communities. In an effort to ...

BBC

Vibeke Venema

22 January 2019

Ankara, Turkey

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Education for children with autism can be a costly challenge to procure, but an app called Otsimo aims to democratize education by providing software designed specifically for autistic children. Now 3 years old with o...

The New York Times

Amie Tsang

9 December 2018

England

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A percentage of the licensing fee paid by British television watchers to BBC is now being earmarked to support the salaries of reporters. In order to receive funding, newsrooms must assign staff paid by these funds to...

Model D

David Sands

27 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Operating as a low-power FM radio station, Detroit’s 96.7 WNUC provides an independent platform for community voices and interests. Programming ranges from shows focusing on Detroit’s musical legacy to discussions of ...

Talk Africa

Mercy Odada

26 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In 2016, Kenya's government instituted a broadcast programming code that required reporting programs to include sign language interpretation. Through this code, people with hearing impairment have access to news and i...

The New York Times Magazine

Nick Confessore

14 August 2018

California, United States

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Alastair Mactaggart, decided he had enough off companies like Facebook and Google, which make trillions of dollars from collecting private data from users. While the U.S. has made attempts to regulate consumer privacy...

Columbia Journalism Review

Jack Crosbie

21 March 2018

United States

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As America’s war in Afghanistan reaches 17 years, the war in Iraq reaches 15 years, and military action continues in other parts of the world there is a need for reporting on these conflicts that is informed, independ...

Wired

Laura Mallonee

3 September 2017

Argentina

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In Argentina, where less than half the country trusts media and most believe mainstream media to be biased, many people are creating their own forms of media. One collective, DTL! Comunicacion Popular, assembles anten...

The Hindu

R. Avadhani

8 April 2017

Zaheerabad, India

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Sangam Radio is India's oldest community radio station as well as the first station run by women. Broadcasting two hours a day, Sangam plays recording of songs collected in the field, personal stories of community mem...

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