Poynter: PolitiFact partners with Arizona State University, expands footprint in the heart of the nation’s capital

Poynter: PolitiFact partners with Arizona State University, expands footprint in the heart of the nation’s capital. “The Poynter Institute’s PolitiFact will move its offices to Arizona State University’s campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., in a unique collaboration that will expand training in fact-checking journalism, create a new website to fact-check Arizona politicians, and grow Poynter’s teaching footprint in the nation’s capital.”

Poynter: Our new Professor’s Press Pass delivers timely classroom lessons for journalism educators

Poynter: Our new Professor’s Press Pass delivers timely classroom lessons for journalism educators. “I remember wishing there was a wire service or app for teachers that would pick out the juiciest trends in journalism and deliver them on a silver platter to beleaguered professors. The Professor’s Press Pass is that tool. The service costs $12 a month or $100 a year, and your subscription goes directly back to creating more content for classrooms. A new classroom discussion topic is added each Friday, and I’ll give you a sneak peek in Alma Matters every issue.” Three samples are freely available online.

Google Blog: Reaching a new generation of news viewers with VidSpark

Google Blog: Reaching a new generation of news viewers with VidSpark. “People in their teens and twenties are looking for content that’s important, but also engaging, fun, and relatable. We don’t need to seek out information; thanks to a variety of social feeds and specialized algorithms, it comes to us. But it doesn’t always come from trustworthy sources. Meanwhile, mainstream local news is struggling to meet young audiences where they are. If they rely only on their traditional methods of distribution, they risk becoming irrelevant to the next generation. With the support of the Google News Initiative, Poynter is announcing VidSpark—a program helping local newsrooms reach younger viewers online with engaging, shareable social video.”

Mashable: UnNews is a handy database that aims to keep tabs on fake news and biased sources

Mashable: UnNews is a handy database that aims to keep tabs on fake news and biased sources . “There’s a new tool to help you refute all the fake news your aunt posts on Facebook. It’s called ‘UnNews’ and it’s the product of the International Fact-Checking Network, a wing of the Poynter Institute, a nonprofit journalism school. As the 2020 election cycle heats up, it aims to battle fake news by educating people about websites that traffic in fake news, biased news, and even satire.”