Dan Gillmor, News Co/Lab

Dan Gillmor

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Past articles by Dan:

Our new online media literacy course is launching soon

The second session of the News Co/Lab’s free, adaptive course kicks off Sept. 13. Learn more about Mediactive: How to participate in our digital world. → Read More

Linking to older stories is usually noble, but for coronavirus, it can be a recipe for a misinformed audience » Nieman Journalism Lab

"Through today's lens, many U.S. coronavirus news stories from January and February seem breezy and untroubled...Many of these stories continue to circulate on social media." → Read More

The coronavirus crisis demands journalism collaboration, not competition

It’s Sunday, March 8. Two of America’s best journalism organizations are featuring deep looks into the confusion, incompetence, and outright malfeasance that has marked the Trump administration’s… → Read More

Google Is Making a Powerful Change in Its Devices

Whether a new privacy-protecting promise will survive corporate imperatives remains to be seen. → Read More

Can our corrections catch up to our mistakes as they spread across social media? » Nieman Journalism Lab

Even the best reporters eventually get something wrong. This experiment tried to use the tools we use to spread our stories to spread our mea culpas. → Read More

Helping corrections catch up to mistakes in a social media world

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a column that turned out to be wrong. What happened next was the catalyst for an experiment in journalistic transparency that we believe has huge potential. → Read More

Journalists: Honor Maria Ressa by emulating her integrity and courage

No doubt at least a few of you were in the audience the other night when Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of the online news organization Rappler, was recognized for her brilliant — and… → Read More

Dear Journalists, The War on What You Do Is Escalating

When one of the most powerful people in the world declares war on your profession, you can either retreat or fight. Here's how journalists must work together today. → Read More

Dear Journalists: Stop letting liars use your platforms as loudspeakers

(First of a series in how journalists need to change their ways in response to unprecedented challenges in the age of Trump.) Please examine what you’re doing. You are letting liars use your… → Read More

News Co/Lab: a progress report – Dan Gillmor –

So a lot has happened in the month-plus since we announced the News Co/Lab, an initiative of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. My co-founder Eric… → Read More

A new chapter: News Co/Lab – Dan Gillmor –

Some news: Arizona State University’s Cronkite School has launched News Co/Lab, a collaborative lab aimed at creating, testing, and promoting innovations that will help make the news ecosystem more… → Read More

What to Do If the Laptop Ban Goes Global –

If the ban on laptops in airport cabins goes global, traveling internationally will get a lot more complicated, expensive, and risky. Here’s how tech-savvy travelers will have to adapt. → Read More

The Case for Standardized and Secure Voting Technology

Officials in the United States should make ballots verifiable—or go back to paper. → Read More

Maybe It’s Time for Reporters to Start Wearing Body Cameras

Maybe journalists should start wearing body cameras. Or maybe politicians should be required to wear them. I’m kind of, sort of joking. Or maybe not. W ... → Read More

News Literacy Working Group; Initial Thoughts

Can we make it un-cool to spread other people’s lies on social media? Should Facebook, Google, SnapChat, and Twitter embed tools of truth in their users’ feeds? Should journalists be vastly more… → Read More

What Journalists Can Learn From David Fahrenthold’s Coverage of Donald Trump

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold opened up to his audience, using crowdsourcing to explore the president-elect’s charitable activities. → Read More

Fix the demand side of news too » Nieman Journalism Lab

"We can't just upgrade journalists. We, the people who use media mostly as consumers and sharers, have to upgrade ourselves, too." → Read More

What CNN's Brian Stelter Got Right About the Presidential Race

Brian Stelter has delivered the lessons in media literacy that the American public so desperately needs. → Read More

Journalists Are Failing to Call Out Politicians' Lies

U.S. reporters have an obligation to call out presidential candidates when they lie. → Read More

Google Is Going to Speed Up the Web. Is This Good?

To improve reading the news on mobile — and better compete with Facebook Instant Articles — Google today is launching AMP → Read More