Journalism Is More Important Now Than Ever
Educate yourself on ways to save journalism and learn how to increase your own media literacy
The responsibility now falls to each person to become a more intelligent consumer of information and news in the modern age. The goal of this website is to help spread awareness of ways people are trying to save journalism and educate everyone on the process of fact checking.
How media outlets manipulate Facebook’s algorithm and ad platform
Over the past decade, select media outlets and foreign entities have often manipulated Facebook’s algorithm and ad platform. Judd Legum, who runs Popular Information, an independent newsletter dedicated to accountability journalism did shed some light on this recently. Through his research, you can see how aggregated pieces of information are designed to push the buttons of the people and how it circulates so quickly on Facebook.
Support Local Journalism
Support hard working journalists in your community and subscribe to your local newspaper. We need less blogs and opinions and need legions of well-paid journalists to check facts and properly report the news.
Fact Checking Tips
Fact Checking Websites
You can take a look at the Pulizter Prize winning PolitiFact to investigate what you are reading is accurate or not.
Artificial Intelligence Fact Checking
“Walt says this one grabs your attention, but other articles are probably better to get just the facts.” Try out the Fakerfact web browser extensions and see what Walt their AI has to say. It’s not a 100% accurate way of going, but as technology evolves, so will fact checking AI.
International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter
The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. We believe nonpartisan and transparent fact-checking can be a powerful instrument of accountability journalism.
Report For America
The crisis in journalism has become a crisis for our democracy.
We are calling on a new generation of journalists to serve in community news organizations across the country. It is time to Report for America.
Institute For Non-Profit News
To provide education and business support services to our nonprofit member organizations and promote the value and benefit of public-service and investigative journalism.
News And Reports
The Hidden Costs of Losing Your City’s Newspaper
When local newspapers shut their doors, communities lose out. People and their stories can’t find coverage. Politicos take liberties when it’s nobody’s job to hold them accountable. What the public doesn’t know winds up hurting them. The city feels poorer, politically and culturally.
The News Industry Is Being Destroyed | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
About This Website
This website was created by Matt McDonald in hopes of helping raise awareness about the importance of journalism in our communities. If you want to help please reach out by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org