A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Journalism & Media group finds that 74% of people of color get news on social media sites, up from 64% in 2016. The study also finds that 67% of US adults get news via social media, and for the first time, more than half of Americans over age… Read More People of Color More Likely Than Whites to Get News from Social Media
A quick shout-out to those journalists who are placing themselves in harm’s way to cover the evacuation of the western coast of Florida, as Tampa’s Fox 13 journalists are doing, even as the Houston Chronicle ‘s journalists continue to cover the devastation in and around south Texas and Louisiana. Journalists are creating helpful resources such… Read More Journalism in the Eye of the Storm
It’s hard to talk about journalism’s positive contributions today without recognizing the imbalances that are shaping our experiences of news. What do we do about the fact that there are large swaths of the U.S. population who seem to live in a universe where facts, and even fact-checking, is met with resistance because those… Read More Young People & The News, Fake and Otherwise
Here’s a study on news consumption in social media spaces that is worth highlighting, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. in March 2017 (too late for inclusion in our book, unfortunately). This was a study that analyzed the news consumption patterns of 376 million Facebook users over 6… Read More Social media practices are changing how we’re informed: and democracy is at risk
Sometimes when you’re an educator, you learn more than you teach. I had a summer like that. Thanks to the University of Denver’s Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning, my colleagues in the Graduate School of Social Work, along with me and some students from the Media, Film & Journalism Studies department and the Open… Read More The Summer Youth Media Mentoring Project
Photo from Nicholas Garcia, Chalkbeat Students in Jefferson County, Colorado are learning first-hand about dissent and political action. They’re also learning, inadvertently, about how the political process of voting matters, and why the news media, too, matter. Because voters in Jefferson County tend to be older and more conservative, a conservative school board was elected… Read More Students in Jeffco Learn about News, School Boards, & Voting
Here’s a radio interview I did with the Australian Broadcasting Commission on young people and the future of news.