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With smart, explanatory reporting, Brazil’s Nexo Jornal carves out a unique news niche

“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | August 17, 2017

Real news about fake news: Why partisanship plays a major role in misinformation's spread

Plus: A bill to outlaw fake news in the Philippines, and the question of whether real news outlets should cover fake news.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 23, 2017

Real news about fake news: The real cost of spreading misinformation

Plus: Can machine learning fix (some of) the fake news problem? And Facebook wants you to help it answer some hard questions.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 16, 2017

Real news about fake news: Tech investors set their sights on the misinformation crisis

Plus: Make your own fake Facebook story, “giant man-bats that spent their days collecting fruit and holding animated conversations,” and the AP’s guidelines on fake news.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 02, 2017

4 simple steps to debunking fake news stories

Plus: The faces of a Russian botnet, an alt-right newsletter to subscribe to, and “falsehoods in a forest of facts.”

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | May 26, 2017

Why Facebook’s fight against fake news isn’t a failure — yet

Plus: A new report on the many types of trolls, and what happens when fact and fiction get blended together.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | May 19, 2017
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ICFJ Knight roundup: Dodgy Doctor app launches in Nigeria to help users find quality care

An app to find doctors in Nigeria, Innovation Fellowships in Kenya, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | January 08, 2016

Facebook launches Instant Articles app for Android devices

Facebook’s Instant Articles go live on Android, data reporting hits the mainstream and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | December 18, 2015

Need diverse voices? Look no further than your social media feeds

How news organizations can find diverse voices on social media, lessons from Mashable's Social Good Summit and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by CIMA.

IJNet | October 23, 2015

Twitter delivers curated news coverage with new 'Moments' feature

The new feature allows users to follow along with breaking news, TV shows, sports and other entertainment via a collection of curated tweets and multimedia.

Sam Berkhead | October 06, 2015