(Internews President Jeanne Bourgault was interviewed for this article from USA Today about fake news.)
Between fake news that sways elections, fake apps that trick shoppers and fake book reviews that stymie sales, the web has seen a surge in fantastic, misleading and outright false messaging that threatens to make the truth hard to find.
Deadline for sending applications - April 30th - 11:59 pm EDT
The Earth Journalism Network in partnership with the Arcadia Foundation and the Full Circle Fund of RSF Social Finance invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply.
We also particularly welcome applicants from journalists who identify as indigenous peoples.
Monmouth and Ocean Counties occupy New Jersey's northernmost coastal stretch, just south of New York City. The more than one million residents in this area were some of the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, with thousands displaced from their homes, and the future viability of some area communities thrown into question.
(This story was originally posted on Medium.)
This is part 2 of a two-part series on building deeply local community media. Read the first post, on why a dramatically different media model is needed to serve local communities. This post examines the case of the Listening Post project in New Orleans — and how to start similar projects, from the ground up.
In this two-part series on Medium, Jesse Hardman, a reporter and community media developer, shows how the methods of international media development can help the local news crisis in the United States. He offers a step-by-step guide to creating local news projects like the Listening Post, in New Orleans.
"I realized I wanted to do more than just drop in on a community, do an interview, and leave. I wanted to engage communities in a longer term, more meaningful way, not just as subjects, but also as diverse, unique audiences."