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A global coalition announces a $14 million news literacy project, funded by Facebook and non-profit groups

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A global coalition announces a $14 million news literacy project, funded by Facebook and non-profit groups

Jeff Jarvis, journalism professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism who will be overseeing the project, provided more detail about the goals of the initiative: the aims include creating a stronger conversation with the public, bringing a wider range of stakeholders into the fake news discussions, and helping share information from the ongoing discussions about fake news.

Moreover, Jarvis said the project would examine signals about news quality that would help members of the news ecosystem to identify unreliable sites and promote quality journalism.

Earlier this year when Facebook launched the Facebook Journalism Project, the company said it would work with third-party organisations to promote news literacy.

In addition to Facebook, the News Integrity Initiative is funded by a range of non-profit organisations, such as Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Mozilla. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism will be administering grants from the fund, with other academic participants around the world, the Financial Times reported.

Other partners include the London School of Economics, Sciences Po in Paris, and various other institutions around the world, with the full list being included in the CUNY’s announcement of the initiative.


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Teemu Henriksson


2017-04-03 12:29

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