Co-Inform Dashboard: Journalists evaluate the tool

Authors: Myrsini Glinos and Andreas Berg, eGovlab Stockholm University. Syed Iftikhar Shah, International Hellenic University   


During March 2021 we conducted a round of evaluations for the Co-Inform dashboard which was developed to support journalists’ information evaluation practices during their daily work. The evaluation study was carried out across Austria, Greece and Sweden. A total of 18 journalists participated in individual sessions. The sessions took place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the evaluations are currently being analysed and will be presented in the project’s final deliverables. 

Journalists’ Dashboard: A Project Milestone 

The evaluation sessions with the journalists are a key milestone and a major step in the project, as it is the first time that a functioning prototype is shown outside the consortium.

The evaluation study conducted in Austria, Greece and Sweden will allow us to evaluate the extent to which the dashboard we developed in the Co-inform project is effective in supporting journalists in their day-to-day tasks at work. The study’s results will also provide feedback to the tech teams for the final version of the Co-Inform dashboard. The participants’ interaction with the dashboard gave important insights in terms of usability and other bugs or technical issues that need improvement.

Future steps

This evaluation study is the second of three; the first evaluation study rolled out in December 2020 focusing on citizens and follow-up studies focusing on policymakers will also take place in the spring-summer 2021.

Co-Inform’s mission is to foster critical thinking and digital literacy.

Academic surveys have shown that online misinformation is becoming more difficult to identify. Online misinformation has the potential to deceive even readers with strong literacy skills. Our goal is to provide citizens, journalists, and policymakers with tools to spot ‘fake news’ online, understand how they spread, and obtain access to verified information.

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Co-Inform Copyright 2021

Co-inform project is co-funded by Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
Type of action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)
Proposal number: 770302

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