Archive: Civic Engagement

New Foundation-Backed Working Group to Address Science and Evidence in Public Life

In response to a rapidly changing media landscape and an epidemic of misinformation and disinformation, Media Impact Funders—a member-supported network of funders using media and technology in the public interest—is organizing a new working group of funders committed to fostering robust public engagement with science, evidence and facts. The group…

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MEDIASHIFT: Foundations Combat Fake News

A network of journalists, nonprofits, researchers and foundations have been investigating routes to weakening the influence of fake and misleading stories masquerading as news online. Now, following an election in which misinformation was highly visible, their work is taking on a new urgency. A two-part series by Elia Powers in MediaShift…

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