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Insider Inc. has taken the FOMO out of its events on purpose.Over the past six months, Business Insider’s parent company has discarded its old conference-focused events strategy in favor of a … more
The Washington Post today launched The Road to Recovery, a new section highlighting attempts to rebuild the nation’s economy, its communities and its spirit in the midst of the covid-19 … more
In the face of a global pandemic, science and health fact-checking journalists are having their moment.Over the past two decades, political claims and widespread hoaxes and rumors have dominated … more
Beginning on August 18, 2020, unidentified social media users in Malawi have threatened journalists Stevie Kondwa Banda and George Kasakula over their commentary on the coronavirus pandemic, … more
On July 30, a Mexican pastor named Oscar Gutierrez broadcast what would become one of the most-watched videos on Facebook about chlorine dioxide solution, an industrial bleach he promotes as a cure … more
As COVID-19 swept the globe, data journalism played a critical role in providing reliable information about the rapid onset and ferocity of the pandemic.Interactive maps traced the virus through … more
In this Reuters Institute's factsheet we examine how people think about the coronavirus crisis and how different institutions in the UK have responded to it, based on a survey fielded from 13 August … more
The Covid-19 pandemic and the work-from-home lifestyle are affecting consumers’ media consumption behavior, including engagement with local news. From streaming music to OTT viewing, … more
After an extremely bumpy ride, travel publishers are starting to see some signs of calm returning to their business.For the past several weeks, audiences have begun to come back, some of them lured … more
Public opinion polls show that although the TV audience is shrinking – dramatically so among younger generations – 73 percent of Russians still say they tune in to broadcast news. As the … more
The ongoing, coronavirus-fuelled media crisis has in fact been in the works for more than 30 years. It is not a new phenomenon.In the early 1990s, we saw mergers of major radio networks. The advent … more
News outlets all over the world have done remarkable work covering the once-in-a-hundred-year story of the coronavirus.But one journalist has stood out above all. The Atlantic’s Ed Yong has … more
How much does exposure to fake coronavirus information change people’s behavior? What about when it comes from the president? In a working paper (not yet peer-reviewed) by Ciara M. Greene and … more
In the midst of fighting misinformation about COVID-19, some fact-checkers have begun the process of analyzing their work to this point. In Europe, fact-checking organizations Maldita.es, Full Fact, … more
Public data is the raw material with which fact-checkers work every day. Without it, the credibility of rating information as false — without being able to show the reasoning behind the … more
Kid Scoop has published two resources to help parents and schools teach children about COVID-19 and ways to stay as safe as possible: coloring and activity pages, plus an eight-page activity workbook. more
To fight the COVID-19 “disinfodemic,” journalists must move beyond simply debunking the false information spread online, three experts said during a webinar this week.As the global … more
The COVID-19 outbreak has been a major national news story, dominating news consumption and prompting frequent presidential press conferences. But it is also an important local news story, with many … more
LocalEatsandEssentials.com, a website that allows diners to order takeout or curbside pickup from local, independently owned restaurants in two New York counties, launched today. The site will be expanding into other market areas over the next few months and working with other local media companies and restaurants to launch this program in their areas. more
Coronavirus denialism can take many shapes. The main shape I'm seeing right now, across pro-Trump talk shows and blogs and webcasts, is invisible to the naked eye. They're just not covering the virus … more
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