The Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
The Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, awarded by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, honors journalism that best promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics. Open to newspapers, magazines, broadcast media and online news organizations. Entries must be stories that have made an impact on public policy in the United States at the national, regional, or local level. The winner receives $25,000, and five finalists receive $10,000. Enter online now.
Deadline: December 29, 2017
DECEMBER 2017 DEADLINESNieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
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Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017 for International Journalists; Jan. 31, 2018 for American Journalists Scripps Howard Foundation Fellowship
The Scripps Howard Foundation is taking applications for its 12-month fellowship program, offered in conjunction with the Scripps News Washington Bureau/Newsy and ProPublica. Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: Nov. 22 Edition"
Mr. Pennycook and Mr. Rand find that the presence of “disputed” labels causes study participants to rate unlabeled false stories as slightly more accurate — an “implied truth” effect. If Facebook is seen as taking responsibility for the accuracy of information in its news feed through labeling, readers could start assuming that unlabeled stories have survived scrutiny from fact checkers (which is rarely correct — there are far too many for humans to check everything). Encouragingly, my students at Dartmouth College and I find that the effects of Facebook-style “disputed” banners on Continue reading "When fake news is funny (or “funny”), is it harder to get people to stop sharing it?"