Media & information literacy and fact-checking
Articles about the effectiveness of donor and foundation-supported media literacy and fact-checking programmes to address disinformation & information disorder.
Please note that this resource page focuses on the effectiveness of donor and foundation-supported programmes to support the sustainability and viability of journalism.
It does not attempt to summarise the wealth of material on the sustainability of journalism.

Nieman Lab - LAURA HAZARD OWEN

Should we spend less time fighting misinformation and more time “fighting for information”?
Nieman Lab
"Journalists are quick to blame social media for spreading fake news but slow to examine their own role. They work within the web, a networked environment, but seem not to understand how that network works."

Iffy News - BARRETT GOLDING

Mainstream media spreads fake news
Iffy.news

DK Akademie- THOMAS BREY

Russia's Sputnik battles for public opinion in Serbia
DW.COM
“Though Serbia has strong ties with Western Europe, most Serbs consider Russia to be their closest partner. That’s because of the narrative peddled by Kremlin-funded outlets like Sputnik, which dominate the airwaves.”

Nieman Labs - CIARA GREENE

Does reading fake news actually change people’s behavior? This Covid-19 study says yes, a bit — but potentially an important bit
Nieman Lab
“Some participants even developed false memories about the fake stories they had read…’Remembering’ previously hearing a fake COVID-19 story seemed to make some people in our study more likely to act in a certain way.”

Stanford Social Innovation Review - KRISTIN M. LORD & KATYA VOGT

Strengthen Media Literacy to Win the Fight Against Misinformation (SSIR)
“If the world is going to stop deliberate or unintentional misinformation and its insidious effects, we need to radically expand and accelerate our counterattacks, particularly human-centered solutions focused on improving people's media and information literacy.”

Center for Media Data and Society

What Keeps Fact-Checking Organizations up at Night | CMDS
This article summarises some of the findings from a CMDS report, which found that fact-checkers find reaching their audience, using social media effectively, gaining credibility, and achieving an impact the most important impact-related challenges in their work.
CIMA - ALEKSANDER DARDELI (IREX)
Critical Information Consumption is Vital to the Future of Democracy: A Paradigm Shift from Media Development to Creating Vibrant Information
Center for International Media Assistance

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