Innovations in Science News Literacy

A grant from the Rita Allen Foundation is helping to launch News Co/Lab, a collaborative lab based at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The lab is partnering with journalists, librarians, educators, technologists and others to help the public find new ways to access, understand, act upon and create accurate, evidence-based news and information. The Foundation’s grant is also supporting projects specifically in science and health news literacy. Activities will include: adding science and health news literacy practices in a global best-practices study, developing an innovative method for “atomizing” the essentials of news literacy and applying them to science and health education, and applying newsroom transparency and engagement techniques in the areas of science and health journalism.