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Factually: Who should police online speech?

A new survey from the Knight Foundation and Gallup found that a majority of Americans (65%) want the internet to be a place of free expression. But eight in 10 people said they don’t trust big tech companies to make the right decisions about what content appears on their sites, and what should be removed. At the […]

Need to Know: June 17, 2020

How to do trusted election coverage, retaining a wave of new subscribers, and do true-crime podcasts gloss over policing flaws

Trusted Elections Network Round-Up, 6/16/20

API’s Trusted Elections Network connects journalists with experts in elections and misinformation to help audiences participate knowingly and meaningfully in elections this year. As part of that effort, we’ll publish occasional roundups of elections- and misinformation-related news we’re tracking, especially from participants in the network. If you’d like to learn more about the Trusted Elections […]

Need to Know: June 16, 2020

How to forge new audiences of color, examples of innovation during the pandemic, and it's time to retire mugshot galleries

Need to Know: June 15, 2020

Cover elections with smarter analytics, how a 'narrative audit' of protest coverage works, and journalism's role during 'high conflict'

Need to Know: June 12, 2020

How to build a membership tech stack, when the police control the press passes, and NBA reporters must isolate in Orlando for months

Factually: A review of the evidence

What role does “the media” play in the spread of misinformation? A literature review published last month in the Annals of the International Communication Association tried to answer that question. Looking at previously published studies, the piece argues many “fake news sites” wouldn’t get much traction without the attention of more mainstream outlets. The authors define fake […]

Need to Know: June 11, 2020

How to help communities heal, news orgs are forced to change in public, and will some newsroom offices never reopen

Need to Know: June 10, 2020

News orgs abandon office leases, how to acknowledge mistakes publicly, and Facebook News launches

Need to Know: June 9, 2020

Allowing reporters to protest, community forums through live video, and newspapers are more responsive to backlashes now