Making Sense of the News

Making Sense of the News

Making Sense of the News

Founded in 2016

Making Sense of the News is a six-week online course in journalism and news literacy offered by the City University of New York. It includes teaching from professors at The University of Hong Kong and Stony Brook University and covers topics including how to identify bias, how to evaluate sources, and how to create and share information.

Making Sense of the News is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
Fully operational
Intended users
General public
Tool focus
This tool is process-focused. It evaluates how information is produced and disseminated.
Method or technology
Online course or game
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
City University of New York
Founder/primary contact
Masato Kajimoto

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool aims to fight disinformation by creating a cohort of information consumers who are better able to identify and avoid false information online.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Courses are funded and revenue is generated through course fees. The Center receives funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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