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Big Data Collaboration Raises Big Questions, Big Opportunities

Ever wonder how big data affects your life? Do you think about how your personal data is used to track your online habits, or how health workers predict disease outbreaks? Who controls big data and who uses it? Big data has become become integrated in our day-to-day lives, yet few people would claim to have […]

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Teen Journalists Report on National Parks

Researchers Su-Jen Roberts and Rebecca Joy Norlander visited Zion National Park with 14 students from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, UT. The visit was part of NewKnowledge’s partnership with PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs, a training program for teen journalists across the country. Teens learn to produce original news broadcast segments […]

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Libraries Continue to Spearhead Change in Their Communities

For many initiatives, our research work happens right when a project is gaining momentum. Once in a while, we get the opportunity to revisit early successes and celebrate new achievements with our friends. Last week, we joined our partners, the American Library Association, the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and library leaders to hear about […]

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