Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major awards, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org, and we’ll add them to the list. Any featured awards are paid sponsorships. Award descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.
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
Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, or you would like your program to be in the featured fellowship slot, please let us know by contacting Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots. Fellowship descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.
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?"
It’s no secret that Harvard is pretty left-leaning, and recently, students launched an anti-President Donald Trump“resistance school.” The school will be a four-week course in “progressive activism,” according to a report from CBS. Campus Reform, a blog which, according to its website, aims to expose “bias and abuse on the nation’s college campuses,” decided to go up to the school and check it out.
They say that students at Harvard “Consistently cite the ‘danger’ posed by President Trump, and claim to feel ‘threatened’ by his policies.” Campus Reform decided to find out just how threatening they think he is by asking a bunch of students who they think is more dangerous: Donald Trump or ISIS?
Overwhelmingly, the students selected for the video picked Trump. One student said he doesn’t feel terrorism is “that big of a deal.” Others said that Trump’s policies will affect their lives more than Continue reading "Harvard Students Claim Donald Trump is More Threatening Than ISIS"
Talking to someone on the other side of the aisle is not always easy. Something everyone can get behind, however, is a free cup of coffee, and Starbucks is willing to give you one if you engage in civil discourse. According to the Boston Globe, the coffee chain has teamed up with Harvard startup Hi from the Other Side, an app that aims to help liberals and conservatives find common ground by matching them up.
All you have to do is sign up for the app via Facebook, and you’ll be matched with someone on the opposite side of the political spectrum. You’ll each get half of the information you need to unlock the gift card and you’ll have to work together to figure out the rest. Once you do, the coffee is yours.
After President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have restricted travel from seven predominately Muslim Continue reading "Starbucks Will Give You Free Coffee if You’re Willing to be Nice to People"
É difícil manter-se a par do fluxo crescente de notícias e dados sobre as fake news, a desinformação, a informação parcial e a literacia mediática. Este resumo semanal apresenta os destaques das histórias que pode ter perdido.
Separar as águas
Os bibliotecários de Harvard provavelmente não adivinhavam as reacções que iam receber quando publicaram um inocente guia online sobre Notícias falsas, desinformação e propaganda. O guia, que inclui algumas dicas úteis/básicas como “usar bases de dados de bibliotecas é uma maneira praticamente infalível de encontrar informação credível”, também contém ligações à lista extensa e muito debatida de Fontes de “notícias” falsas, enganadoras, click-bait e satíricas, da autoria de Melissa Zimdars, professora na Merrimack College. Esta lista inclui actualmente 921 sites catalogados de acordo com várias categorias que incluem “falso”, “sátira”, “conspiração”, “pouco fiável” e “partidário”. Páginas como o Fusion, o National Review e o The Onion são apresentadas Continue reading "Biblioteca de Harvard atacada pelo seu guia sobre “notícias falsas”"