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Trusting News – RJU Research Project

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Trusting News – RJU Research Project
https://www.rjionline.org/stories/series/trusting-news

How do people decide what news is trustworthy? How can journalists influence what users consume and share on social media? And in the era of fake stories, when untruths often travel faster than the truth, what can credible journalists do to stand out? When they began the Trusting News project in January 2016, they had no idea how the presidential campaign would evolve. They didn’t know the intentional spread of false information would play an even larger role in the information climate. They didn’t know Facebook’s algorithm would move toward favoring posts shared by individuals over those shared by pages, making it all the more important that news consumers help spread our content. They just knew the issue of reclaiming the credibility of journalism was worthy of focused attention. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute engages media professionals, scholars and other citizens in programs aimed at strengthening journalism in the service of democracy. RJI generates and tests new techniques and new thinking that promise to improve journalism. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Information Quality Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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