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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
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July 7, 2011, 6 p.m.

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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
“Daily political events consistently evoked negative emotions [which] predicted worse day-to-day psychological and physical health, but also greater motivation to take action aimed at changing the political system that evoked the negative emotions in the first place.”
Digital-only newsrooms are in the firing line as Australian news law grinds toward reality
Lifestyle and youth publishers that source the majority of their traffic from Facebook face closure, while traditional media players that campaigned for the laws look set to be the relative winners.
Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing — and often hidden. Is help on the way?
“Conspiracies are flourishing with virtually no response from credible Spanish-language media outlets.”